Micro Forests (the Miyawaki method)
Ground Control planting experts create micro forests, approximately the size of tennis courts in any configuration. These forests use the Miyawaki method, developed by Japanese botanist Akira Miyawaki, to plant a diverse range of fast-growing native species in a dense area.
The simple process involves an assessment, design, and planting by our experts.
Our teams support clients to provide all the unique services required to create a micro forest as a complete package, or can work alongside existing teams to provide these as stand-alone services. These include:
- Select an appropriate forest site
- Provide soil assessments
- Create a micro forest design
- Source and order planting stock
- Prepare the soil for planting and works
- Complete the planting and mulching
- Provide ongoing maintenance
- Monitoring and reporting
- Install fencing, seating and signage
As with our BALI award-winning project to create a micro forest with local schools for Severn Trent Water, and our self-funded works to reconnect pupils with nature at Pinner Park Primary School, we encourage our clients to engage communities, schools, and staff in planting. This allows them to reconnect with nature, boost their well-being, and gain first-hand education of the benefits of micro forests that include.
We are experienced in professional site preparation and our woodland planting meets UK Forestry Standard (UKFS) and is compliant in installation and stock sourcing, with experience in reimagining urban green space and planting micro forests in a variety of locations