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"Sun (Taiyo) - nurtured Forest of Ino Town, Kochi"; Taiyo Oil organizes 10th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activities

Taiyo Oil organized "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured forest of Ino Town", the 10th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activities on Saturday, November 14 in Ino Town, Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture as described below.
Due to bad weather on the day, the thinning of Hinoki Japanese cypresses and branch lopping activities planned for the day were, unfortunately, cancelled out of safety considerations. However, activities this day included the first of a planned series of lectures by the Shikoku Regional Forest Office: a lecture on forests and trees by an Office supervisor. There was also a carpentry workshop on the effective use of wood waste, further enhancing participants’ knowledge of forests and forestry.
Taiyo Oil will continue to conduct forest regeneration activities in order to protect forests and so that we can live together with nature.

Activities Overview

Date

November 14, 2015 (Saturday)

Venue

“Forest Ecology Study Center”, Green-Park-Hodono (located in Ino Town, Agawa-gun, Kochi Prefecture)

Attendees

50 people, including regular employees from Taiyo Oil and the group company, their families, new employees, and former employees (including 19 children)

Activities

  1. Experience learning

 *The carpentry workshop was also the venue for a lecture on forests and trees by the supervisor from the Shikoku Regional Forest Office.

  1. Deepening friendships with local residents of Ino Town

Day’s schedule

7:30 Departure from Shikoku Operations (via three rendezvous points)
10:10 Arrival at Green-Park-Hodono
10:15 Opening Ceremony
10:20 – 12:30 Experience Learning
12:35 – 13:25 Lunch
13:30 Departure from Green-Park-Hodono (via three rendezvous points)
15:55 Arrival at Shikoku Operations, group disperses

What is the "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Ino Town"?

Since November 2006, Taiyo Oil has continued to participate in the "Collaborative Forest Restoration with Environmentally Progressive Companies" project of Kochi Prefecture. Taiyo Oil entered the "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Ino Town" Partners Agreement with Kochi Prefecture and Ino Town to create "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Ino Town,” a 76.61 hectare town forest where Taiyo Oil carries out activities.
 "Collaborative Forest Restoration with Environmentally Progressive Companies" of Kochi Prefecture is a project that was initiated in 2005. Being based in the prefecture with the largest forest area in Japan, the "Collaborative Forest Restoration Project," whose emblem is the "Power of the Forest," aims to restore the abundant power of forests to absorb CO2 and protect the watershed, through operations such as thinning and planting.

 

Group photo

Group photo

Lecture on forests and trees

Lecture on forests and trees
 

Scene from making Baumkuchen desserts

Scene from making Baumkuchen desserts

Buffet prepared by the Ino Women's Association.

Buffet prepared by the Ino Women's Association.