INLAND & WETLAND AFFORESTATION
At GWS Living, we are dedicated to transforming urban environments through our afforestation method, Gaea Forest. Our forests are tailored with a blend of native trees meticulously balanced across four height categories: shrubs (15%), sub-tree (25%), tree (50%), and emergent (10%), where each percentage represents a harmonious blend, capturing the essence of every layer to create a harmonious ecosystem tailored specifically for urban settings.
Combating Monoculture Planting: Biodiversity & Cross Laminated Timber
Gaea Forest represents a groundbreaking shift away from traditional monoculture planting methods, offering effective solutions to combat climate change, loss of biodiversity, and soil erosion. By diversifying tree species, we enhance biodiversity and counteract the negative impacts of monoculture, such as the widespread cultivation of oil palms. Our innovative approach extends further by incorporating Asian Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) species into these forests.
Restores degraded lands by creating dense and diverse forests, prioritising biodiversity restoration, soil conservation, and carbon sequestration.
As pioneers in the landscaping industry, our nursery cultivates readily structured trees, allowing for the instant micro-forest planting.
Integration of Homogenous Planting
A holistic approach that promotes environmental sustainability, biodiversity, and economic resilience. With diverse tree species, it enhances the stability of the ecosystems and provides additional purpose use of the land.
Our selected trees have exceptional carbon sequestration capacity of estimate value up to 245 CO2/year (Need to confirm this value). Making it a substantial contribution to the mitigation of climate change..
Wetland Afforestation and Conservation
We are all about looking for innovative nature-based solutions for wetland conservation. One of our main focus is the afforestation of mangrove ecosystems to combat the challenges posed by rising sea levels. Our pioneering approach combines the natural regrowth potential of mangroves with cutting-edge technology embodied in our modular floating device. These structures not only provide a nurturing environment for mangrove saplings but also serve as a resilient buffer against the encroaching waters. By anchoring these modular units in strategic wetland areas, we enable the mangroves to take root, fostering biodiversity and enhancing the overall ecological balance. Our commitment to sustainable conservation is grounded in the belief that through the marriage of nature and technology, we can safeguard these vital ecosystems for generations to come.
A cost-effective solution for conserving mangrove habitats and increasing its resilience to rising sea levels. We have carefully selected species that are more resilient to changing conditions mainly native mangroves and those that can tolerate varying levels of salinity.
Are essential ecosystems that provide a wide range of ecological and socioeconomic benefits, including carbon sequestration, storm protection, fish nurseries, and livelihoods for local communities.
Integrated into flood protection structures to create a new type of coastal environment.
Environmental stewardship and Community Scientist
The Forest engages communities in a crucial role as environmental stewards by involving them in citizen science initiatives. This allows for local residents to actively participate in collecting valuable data for research through volunteering activities. Their involvement is vital as it not only fosters a strong sense of connection to the environment but also empowers individuals to make a tangible impact on their surroundings. This collaborative effort not only enhances our understanding of the environment but also directly contributes to the greening and overall sustainability of our City in Nature. The community’s active participation fosters a greater sense of environmental responsibility while advancing scientific knowledge and improving the local environment.
OUR PAST GAEA FOREST PROJECTS
City Sprouts @ Punggol
Mangrove Testing Lab @ Vidacity
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