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"Sun (Taiyo) - nurtured Forest of Ino Town, Kochi"; Taiyo Oil organizes 8th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activities

Taiyo Oil organized "Sun (Taiyo) - nurtured forest of Ino Town", the 8th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activities on Saturday, March 15 in Ino Town, Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture.
 
The Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activities were the resumption after half a year of the Kochi prefecture "Sun (Taiyo) - nurtured forest of Ino Town," suspended in October last year due bad weather.
Participants learned on the day that thinning helps sunlight penetrate into the forest to promote the growth of trees and enhance the latent water retention capability of afforested land, and spent the morning thinning 15-year old hinoki Japanese cypresses. The afternoon involved a range of learning sessions to gain a further appreciation of the importance of nature.
 
A total of 41 people took part in these activities, including volunteer employees from Taiyo Oil and the group company, their families and former employees.
Taiyo Oil concluded a partnership agreement with Kochi Prefecture and Ino Town for the "Project of Collaborative Forest Restoration with Environmentally Progressive Companies".
 
Over the past seven years, Taiyo Oil has carried out forest volunteer activities under this agreement. Taiyo Oil seeks to contribute to local communities by promoting forest regeneration activities.
 

Date

March 15, 2014 (Saturday)

Venue

"Sun (Taiyo) - nurtured forest of Ino Town" (located in Ino Town, Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture)

Activities

  1. Thinning in the Sun (Taiyo) - nurtured forest, and disposal and/or recycling of timber thinned from the forest.
  2. Experience learning (trekking, woodworking workshop, making Baumkuchen out of bamboo)
  3. Deepening friendships with local residents of Ino Town

Attendees

41 persons in total, including 17 children

Scene from forest thinning
Scene from forest thinning
Scene from making Baumkuchen desserts
Scene from making Baumkuchen desserts
 
Group photo
Group photo