Greening Cities & Reimaging Urban Life
Create biodiversity, climate resilience and wellbeing in communities.
SUGi provides a 360 degree approach to biodiversity building, ecosystem restoration, and (re)establishing Nature connections in communities.
We work hand in glove with our Forest Makers to deliver forest locations, project design, species selection, site preparation, planting, and ongoing monitoring and reporting as well as marketing & communication.
Design & Plant
Maintain & Report
Capture & Communicate
SQ M Restored
Tree Survival Rate
Why SUGi Pocket Forests
As extreme weather becomes more frequent, the overabundance of concrete and other impermeable surfaces worsen the impact of heavy rainfall and heatwaves.
Our signature strategy for building biodiversity, climate resilience and wellbeing is based on the proven Miyawaki Method of planting ultra-dense, biodiverse forests of native species only.
Evaluating the planting site's soil to see what nutrients are missing and needing to be added / rectified.
Designing a species list of the most suitable, indigenous species for the future pocket forest. This survey is ideally carried out in a nearby ancient forest.
Preparing the soil for planting such as decompacting and adding suitable amendments to create the basis of a fluffy, fungal dominant soil.
Planting of young, cell grown, saplings at a density of 3 to 4 per Sq m. Addition of an inoculant or compost tea.
Mulching to cover and protect the soil, helping reduce evaporation, suppress weeds, and build carbon stocks. Straw or wood chips are ideal.
Weeding can be done at intervals of 6, 12 and 18 months until the soil is covered from the light. The pocket forest might need water during severe droughts.
Climax Forest Equivalent to a 100-year-old Forest
(After Twenty Years Plantation) At some point depending on local conditions the forest can be regarded as self-sustaining, This is the point at which no maintenance is required. In some cases, this can be as little as 12 months.
Community & Stewardship
As we restore the soil, air, and all other elements of a healthy biologically diverse ecosystem, we strengthen social bonds between communities and help each individual reconnect with nature in a tangible and enduring way.