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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The advocates of this method say that the miniature forests grow ten times faster and become 30 times more concentrated than using the traditional method. Biodiversity there would be even 100 times more important. Scientists believe that the mini-forests can become an essential element in the fight against global warming. They are even able to store 40 times more carbon than plantations in the so-called " mono-specific ".
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.