24 September, 2016

Creating forest using Miyawaki Method of tree plantation


“Make a habit of two things:to help; or at least to do no harm”

With time, to help and to do no harm become synonymous because our actions, unintended, do more bad than nothing in few scenarios. One such doing is the utilization of resources by human kind. This, accompanied by the lack of replenishment, leads to the diabolical outcome of climate change.

Each of us believes in the good for the society and often lands ourselves in discussions about the amelioration of mankind, environment, so on and so forth. The real question here is, how many of us actually lend a hand to implement these discussions? This thought came to me when I witnessed the euphoric sight of about 400 volunteers , united to turn a brown rugged land into an alluring forest.

“Miyawaki” is a japanese originated method, which involves planting of numerous contrastive saplings, close to each other. The purpose behind this is to embellish the greenery and enrich the lavishness of the land. This was the plantation technique adopted by Say Trees on the blissful morning of 24th September, when the volunteers created a natural medley, by planting 50 varieties of 2000 saplings in KR Puram.

Multifarious beauty is what best describes this effort. Supporting the aim of creating a 100 year old forest in 10 years, citizens of Bangalore aided each other in attaining the goal. From digging the ground to watering the sapling, the two hours flaunted human nature at its best; each one was gathered to enkindle the garden status of Bangalore.

All the pieces of the puzzle were put together by SayTrees, who did a stupendous job in pragmatizing the vision. Kudos to the team who believe in the plausibility of making India a true representative follower of sustainable development! When minds across the globe are ruminating over controllable phenomena, here is one which does not fall within the human remit. Today, nature stands a boon to this planet. If we do not further efforts to ensure this stance, the future generations may not come into the world with the granted luxury of water, air and climate. I have often wondered what will define the next stage of novelty; in recent times, I have found the answer in our responsibilities!

By : Bhavana Sundaraj (A nature lover supporting SayTrees through her writing skills.)