Resource Details

Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia

Literature: Books or Book Chapters

Miyawaki, A. 1991, "Restoration of native forests from Japan to Malaysia" in Restoration of Tropical Forest Ecosystems, eds. H. Lieth & M. Lohmann, Springer Netherlands, pp. 5-24.


Yokohama National University, Yokohama Japan


Species Info

Dryobalanops aromatica, Dipterocarpus spp., Hopea Spp., Shorea spp.


This paper describes the "Miyawaki method" to afforestation and its application in an urban setting in Malaysia. This method which relies on a densley planted mix of seedling species from seeds collected in neighboring  forests has been utilized throughout Japan and is gaining momentum in new tropical locations as well. In addition to outlining the Miyawaki methods, this paper also discloses some of the challeneges specific to tropical settings (poor root system development because of too favorable conditions etc.) Especially helpful is a flow chart outlining the working procedure for the Miyawaki method.

Geographical Region

  • Insular Southeast Asia
  • Country

  • Malaysia
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