Pimple Saudagar, Pune 411027 India
Rapid Deforestation has caused a havoc around the world. Humans which are only one of the millions of species that inhabit the earth are the cause of the destruction of our habitat.
|Parameters||Boundary||Where we stand today|
|Climate Change||Atmospheric concentrations of CO2 at no more than 350 ppm (particles per million)||CO2 levels are 400 ppm & climbing fast (approx 2 ppm/year)|
|Forest / Green Cover||About 75% of world’s original forest cover||Down to 62% and reducing fast.|
|Biodiversity Loss / Species Extinction Rate||Maintain 90% biodiversity||Dropped to 84%|
|An increase of Phosphorus / Nitrogen in crops & world ecosystem||Worldwide use of 11 Tg (teragrams) of phosphorus & 62 Tg of Nitrogen||About 22 Tg of Phosphorus & 150 Tg of Nitrogen|
|Emission of Aerosols||Global boundary unknown. But regional effects (such as on the South Asian Monsoon) occur when Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) is more than 0.25||Up to 0.30 AOD over South Asia, but probably well inside (or below) the boundary over most of the globe.|
|Stratospheric Ozone depletion||Less than 5% below the pre-industrial level of about 290 Dobson Units (DU)||Still safely inside the boundary expect over Antartica during spring when the level drops to 200 DU|
|Ocean Acidification||When the Oceans become acidic enough that the minerals sea creatures need to make shells, such as aragonite, begin to dissolve.||Still within the boundary, which won’t be crossed if we can stay within the climate boundary of 350 ppm CO2 in the atmosphere|
|Freshwater use||Can use up to 4000 Km10^3 of freshwater a year||We use around 2600 km 10^3 of freshwater per year|
|Chemical Pollution (Dumping of Organic pollutants, radioactive materials, nanomaterials, micro-plastics and other novel or man-made substances into the world’s environment.)||Unknown||Unknown|
Creation of Urban Forests using the Miyawaki Technique offers unique benefits by helping reverse the above disadvantages. This technique helps trees grow 3x faster & 10x denser than conventional methods.
An Urban Forest is the collection of trees and shrubs on all public and private land in and around urban areas. This includes bushland, parkland, gardens and street trees. It is measured as a canopy cover percentage of the total area. Urban Forests are recognised as a primary component of the urban ecosystem.
Urban forestry is the science and art of managing trees, forests and natural ecosystems in and around urban communities. This practice maximizes the physiological, sociological, economic and aesthetic benefits that trees provide to society. The term ‘forestry’ understandably evokes a certain image or connotation in most peoples’ minds.
The minimum area needed for forestation is 50 Sq mtr or 500 sq ft.
There is very little chance of any damage due to tree-growth. We do however, take all the necessary precautions to prevent any such damage.
Trees are planted close to each other in order to simulate natural conditions of growth and competition. For the same reason we plant trees randomly.