Why is a mini-forest cost-effective?

The cost of planting a mini-forest depends on its size and the amount of preparatory work needed.
Expenses include plants; labor, supplies, and equipment associated with preparing the soil; and
fencing to protect the mini-forest during the first three years. Planting seedlings is less expensive than
planting 6΄-8΄ trees. Using volunteers to plant a mini-forest helps the town save in labor costs. Once a
mini-forest is planted, the costs are minimal. Periodic weeding and watering are needed only in the
first three years. After three years, the forest maintains itself.

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1. Where are other mini-forests located?
2. What is involved in planting a mini-forest?
3. Why is a mini-forest cost-effective?
4. How can I get involved?
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