This is a technical unknown that begins to make its hole in Europe. To combat global warming and to restore the biodiversity of the mini-forest at the surge in super-fast planted everywhere in the city on the Old Continent, as reported by The Guardian. Through a technique of shoot developed by Akira Miyawaki, forest no bigger than a tennis court, exhibit features far superior in comparison with traditional cultivation. This botanist japanese has planted more than a thousand of forests of this type in his country, but also in Malaysia and in other countries of the world.
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mini-forest planted in France
Eric Dinerstein, a scientific co-author of a recent study calling for the half of the surface of the Earth is protected thanks to the conservation of nature, believes that the mini-forests could even attract migratory songbirds. "Songbirds feed on caterpillars and adult insects, mini-forests could become a site of fast food nutritious for the birds hungry," explains the researcher.
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A first mini-forest was planted in France in 2018 at the side of a four-lane highway near Paris. The objective was to filter the pollution caused by motorists but also reduce the noise of the cars. In Toulouse, 1 200 seedlings have been installed on a square of 400 square meters in march. In Belgium, a naturalist plant mini-forests since 2016, some of which have already reached the size of 3 meters high.