Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia
This paper describes the "Miyawaki method" to afforestation and its application in an urban setting in Malaysia. This method, which relies on a densley planted mix of seedling species from seeds collected in neighboring forests, has been utilized throughout Japan and is gaining momentum in new tropical locations as well.
Conclusions & Takeaways
In addition to outlining the Miyawaki methods, this paper also discloses some of the challenges specific to tropical settings (poor root system development because of too favorable conditions etc.) Additionally, the authors present a flow chart outlining the working procedure for the Miyawaki method.
Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia. In: Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems. Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems. Springer Netherlands; 1993:5–24. doi:10.1007/978-94-017-2896-6_1..
- Yokohama National University, Yokohama Japan