Benefits of urban micro-forestry

Botanist Akira Miyawaki introduced this concept nearly 50 years ago in Japan, and now it is very popular in Japan and India. Its promoters, in turn, enumerate the island of freshness that these small forests can create, sequestering carbon and rainwater, as well as the fact that they can become refuges for biodiversity … and places for socialization!

Isabelle Bourgogne talks about it with:

In Quebec, there is one in Saint-Constant, one in Ile-Saint-Bernard in Chateauguay, one in Candiac, and four in the Rosemont-la-Petite-Patrie district of Montreal. Another should see the light of day in Boisbriand.

What is the difference between an urban forest and an urban micro forest? What does it take to create a micro urban forest? What is the miyawaki method?

Which species survive best? Are we trying to replant species that already existed before urbanization?

Why should we be wary of the interesting characters that are sometimes thrown around the little woods?

What do we know about the environmental benefits? social? Is this part of cities’ fight against climate change?


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Photo: Borough of Rosemont La Petite Battery

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