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"Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City"; Taiyo Oil organizes the 8th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activity

Taiyo Oil organized "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City", the 8th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activity on Saturday, April 16 in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. This time, 25 new employees, who entered the company in April, participated as part of their new employee training program. It helped further their understanding of the company's social contribution activities and rapport with their superiors. Taiyo Oil remains committed to education about forest preservation and to undertaking activities that promote living together with nature.

Project Overview

Date

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Venue

“Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City” (Zingamori district, Ryuokakami, Tamagawa-cho, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture)

Attendees

Taiyo Oil employees and their families, including new entrants and senior members (60 persons in total, including 8 children)

Activities

  1. Cutting/branch lopping: About 50 miscellaneous and diminutive broad-leafed trees, mainly Japanese horse chestnut and Japanese zelkova, were thinned in order to create a multi-layered forest.
  2. Branch lopping      :About 250 hinoki cypress (broad-leafed)
  3. Experience learning
  1. Deepening friendships with local residents of Imabari City

Day’s schedule

9:05 Departure from Shikoku Operations
10:10 Arrival at "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest"
10:15 Opening ceremony
10:30 – 11:50Cutting/branch lopping
11:50 – 12:50Lunch
12:50 – 14:50Workshops
14:50 – 15:00Closing ceremony
15:00 Departure from "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest"
16:00 Arrival at Shikoku Operations, disperse
 

Group photo

Group photo

 

Branch lopping in progress

Branch lopping in progress

 

Bringing down a thinned tree

Bringing down a thinned tree

 

Making a bench out of Imabari-harvested Japanese cedar

Making a bench out of Imabari-harvested Japanese cedar