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Urban Forests

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.

“We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do.” – Barbara Ward
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
Ecology Of Urban Forests

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.

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30 times better noise and dust reduction.
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Up to 30 times better Carbon-dioxide absorption as compared to a monoculture plantation.
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The guaranteed growth of at least 1 meter every year.
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A completely maintenance-free, wild and native forest after the first three years.
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A completely chemical fertilizer free forest that sustains itself and supports local bio-diversity.

FAQ’s About Urban Forest

What is an Urban Forest ?
What is Urban Forestry?
What is the minimum area needed for Forestscaping ?
If the trees are planted close to the compound wall, or building walls, will they cause any damage?
Why do you plant trees so close to each other?