‘Forest Regeneration’ is the rebuilding of a forest, an ecosystem that embraces diversities.
In 2019, the Mushroom Initiative joined the Country Parks Plantation Enrichment Program for five years to manage a plantation site in Kap Lung, Tai Mo Shan.
In the past, exotic fast-growing tree species such as Acacia confusa, Lophostemon confertus and Casuarina equisetifolia were vastly planted to prevent soil erosion. The plantations have aged as decades have passed, there is a need to replant native trees to enrich the plantations to enhance biodiversity and provide better habitats for local wildlife.
Mimicking the multi-layer design in natural forest
A mix of native tree species of with different full-grown heights was carefully selected to build the multiple layers found in natural forests.