After shrinking their carbon footprint and reducing the environmental impact, PAL has embarked on their most ambitious SUSTAINABILITY endeavour, a massive drive to plant many native species and to develop a dense forest through the Japanese technique pioneered by Dr Akira Miyawaki.
On 5th November 2016, the birth anniversary of Sardarni Kulwant Kaur Ahuja, PAL planted over 2,500 saplings on MIDC plot OS-20. Excellent growth and unprecedented survival rate of over 96% has been achieved till date. Since then over the last seven months, PAL has further planted over 20,500 saplings and this OXYGEN BANK has more than 23,000 SURVIVING TREES today.
By creating these LUNGS OF TARAPUR, PAL will soon be Carbon Neutral and continue working towards achieving their final goal of a permanent CARBON NEGATIVE status.
Pal Forest Team
List of 23,000 Trees
Dr Akira Miyawaki is a Japanese botanist and expert in plant ecology, specializing in seeds and the study of natural forests. He is active worldwide as a specialist in the restoration of natural vegetation on degraded land.
Seedlings with extensive root systems are randomly planted in densely mixed species that match natural forest systems. The trees reach four meters after five years, eight meters after ten years, and over 20 meters after 25 years.
Weeding and other human support for tree growth are required only for the first three years after planting.
The result is a diversified forest that is allowed to grow naturally after three years. According to Dr Miyawaki’s theory of forest regeneration, the best forest management technique is no management at all.
The Miyawaki Method is a unique concept Potential Natural Vegetation proven to workd worldwide, irrespective of soil and climatic conditions. More than 3,000 forests have been successfully created worldwide using this method.
He has planted around 40 million trees all over the world, and in 2006 he won the Blue Planet Prize, equivalent to the Nobel Prize in the environmental field.
Shri Shubendu Sharma’s Visit To Pal Forests
In April 2014, Dipen Jain and R K Nair brought Shubhendu Sharma to Umargaon to create the 1st forest in Gujarat by using Miyawaki Method.
Since then, Dipen Jain and R K Nair have planted over 120,000 trees in Gujarat. They formed the Enviro Creators Foundation which supports interested individuals and organizations to create forests in their neighbourhood.
PAL has received invaluable support from these highly committed environmentalists and shall carry out all plantations under their active guidance, to build India’s largest man-made OXYGEN BANK in Palghar district of Maharashtra.
Miyawaki Method’s 1st forest in the State of Gujarat
Site development on OS-20
OS-20 MIDC Tarapur off Nirlon Road,
Tarapur M.I.D.C., Boisar,
Monday - Saturday : 10AM–5PM
Phone no: 070459 13394
PAL is extremely grateful to the MIDC and to Shri Avinash Dhakane, Deputy CEO, for allotting open space OS-20 for tree plantation.This will become a model project for replicating across all MIDC areas and also around any industry in Maharashtra.
Dipen Jain & R K Nair for their invaluable guidance in developing an abandoned land parcel into a dense plantation, which are now the LUNGS OF TARAPUR.
Architect Ujwal Babre of U A Babre & Associates for providing all architectural support to construct the boundary wall and site development on the plot.
Dhruv Construction, Tarapur for carrying out construction and site development of the plot.
PAL's Green Team which comprises of volunteers who have undertaken to devote their valuable time for the plantation and also the maintenance there after. The company expresses heartfelt gratitude to each of the Team members for contributing towards SUSTAINABILITY. With their support, PAL commits itself to reach CARBON NEUTRAL status at the earliest.
The combined efforts of all contributors will ensure the PAL achieves their ultimate goal to plant and maintain 1,00,000 trees in Tarapur, creating India’s largest man-made OXYGEN BANK.