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    Micro-Forests: A Japanese Concept Saving Polish Cities

    Discover the Miyawaki method’s impact on Polish cities through Forest Maker’s micro-forests. Sustainable, therapeutic, and community-driven green initiatives.

    Dr. Kasper Jakubowski had just two minutes to pitch his idea to the CEO of a development company. It was enough. According to Szymon Bujalski’s book “Recipe for a Better Climate,” the result was astounding—a crowd gathered, and within two days, over a thousand people planted approximately 1,500 trees and shrubs, birthing the first Miyawaki forest in a Polish city.

    Craving Greenery

    The pandemic highlighted our struggle with isolation, revealing the importance of local nature initiatives in fostering community engagement and well-being. The desire for communal spaces and proximity to nature is evident, driving the need for urban greenery, especially in areas affected by heat islands, concrete jungles, droughts, and smog.

    Micro-Forests: Macro Benefits

    The Miyawaki method, over 50 years old, is gaining global traction. Poland, with initiatives like Forest Maker, is at the forefront, with cities like Gdańsk leading the way. These micro-forests offer numerous benefits, including accelerated growth rates and resilience to adverse conditions like droughts.

    Quality and Commitment

    Forest Maker pioneers the design, education, and planting of micro-forests, rejuvenating Polish cities with a focus on native species and high standards. The method, despite initial challenges, yields impressive results, with some trees growing 2-3 times faster than usual.

    Why It Matters

    Micro-forests not only absorb CO2 and foster biodiversity but also serve as therapeutic spaces and educational tools. Forest Maker’s approach, aligned with ESG standards, ensures sustainable and cost-effective urban greenery.

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