All of the vegetation planted in a mini-forest must be native to the region and should be compatible
with conditions unique to the planting site. Generally, between 30 and 50 different species are planted.
Most of the species are canopy trees, understory trees, and shrubs.
The trees and shrubs are planted as seedlings. Before planting, the soil is de-compacted and enriched
with compost to ensure that seedlings have access to ample food and nutrients. Approximately three
seedlings are planted per square yard. After planting, the soil is topped with mulch to encourage
moisture retention and deter weeds. Fencing may be needed to protect the mini-forest from animals
during the first three years.