Dr Angela Strecker
When I interviewed, Ava and Brandon introduced me to the Miyawaki Method. Their idea was to finish the invasive species removal of a severely overgrown site to the north of campus, and to replant it with an afforestation method which hasn’t yet been used in many places in the United States. It was developed by a Japanese botanist, Dr. Akira Miyawaki. The Miyawaki Method seeks to build a mini-forest, representative of what climatic forests of the natural environment would be like. To start, you build a list of the species which are typically found in an undisturbed forest. Then, you make amendments to the soil to help give the plants the best possible start, and account for the fact that this method is often used in urban areas.
Araujo, Eva, "LEAD Program Intern" (2023). College of the Environment Internship Reports. 116.
Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.