The Metro Forest Bangkok, Thailand
The Metro Forest in Bangkok is a 2 hectare urban Miyawaki forest. Created in 2014, on abandoned land made up of a rubbish dump and swampy areas, the photo below shows the forest after just 5 years of growth.
The site was cleared, thousands of tonnes of soil and a specific compost mix brought in and contoured. Then 60,000 saplings planted of 279 indigenous species. Planting rate was 4 saplings per Sq m as per the Miyawaki method preference - this allows a quick dense canopy to form incredibly quickly than allows the biodiversity chain to rapidly form, while suppressing weeds and invasive plants from moving in during the formation period.
Eventually the faster pioneering trees species will give way and the secondary more long term species will start to take over.