Frequently asked questions

What is the minimum size forest I can make?

1,000 square feet = 350 trees. Less than .02 acres is needed to start a small forest. They are perfect for small spaces. Nature loves diversity and thrives where species are bountiful. The Miyawaki Method is successful becuse it utilizes the relationships within a close-knit plant community.

Why are trees and shrubs planted so close in your forests?

The forest matrix we design is site specific. It takes into account local soil conditions and true native species that are suited to those conditions.' Planting in high density creates competition for space but also encourages collaboration. As the forests establish in the first 2-3 years this density allows them to become self sustaining, without any further maintenence. Our forests are successful because they are diverse, dense, and native.