What’s Happening in Japan?

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, in Kyoto, Japan, is one of the country’s most iconic sites. Thriving forests like this are essential to Japan’s cultural identity.(Wikimedia CC 1.o Universal Public Domain)

(EP News) — Japan is the epicenter for the rapid creation of healthy mature forests worldwide! …. Nearly 1,700 forests throughout Asia and worldwide have been planted that grow and mature ten times faster thanks to a method created by Dr. Akira Miyawaki, professor emeritus of plant ecology at Yokohama National University. The Miyawaki method involves dense planting of 3-4 plants per square meter of land mixed with 10-30 plant species. The result is a forest that grows 10 times faster and sustain 100 times more species than normal mature forests, while fighting global deforestation. 🙂