Forest Making

In an attempt to increase the number of trees planted per drive, the Green Saviours team shifted focus to dense plantation from Jan 2017. Since then the team has been experimenting with different techniques of dense plantation and their suitability for various landscapes.

The team uses two methods of plantation to create Mini Forests

1)      Miyawaki Method:

  •  Soil is loosened upto a depth of 1 mtr by digging using an excavator
  • Loosened soil is enriched with a mixture of biomass and porosity generating ingredients
  • Saplings of native species are planted at about 2.5 to 3.5 saplings per square meter
  • Plot is mulched using paddy straw or equivalents
  • Plot is watered with deweeding for two years until it forms a self-sustaining ecosystem

2)      Modified Green Saviours Method:

  • Pits are dug at a density of 2 to 3 pits per square meter
  • Pits are enriched with biomass and porosity generating ingredients
  • Saplings are planted and paddy straw or dried leaves are used as mulch
  • Live mulch is planted or emerging weeds and grass are chopped and flattened
  • Plot is watered for two years till it forms a self-sustaining ecosystem