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"Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City"; Taiyo Oil organizes the 9th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activity

Taiyo Oil organized "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City", the 9th Forest Regeneration Volunteer Activity on Saturday, April 22 in Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. This time, 29 new employees, who entered the company in April, participated as part of their new employee training program. It helped further their understanding of the social contribution activities and rapport with their superiors.
This year marks ten years since Taiyo Oil formed its Corporate Forest Regeneration Agreement with Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. Taiyo Oil remains committed to education about forest preservation and to undertaking activities that promote living together with nature.

Project Overview

Date

Saturday, April 22, 2017

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 (59 persons in total, including 6 children)

Activities

  1. Planting work: Planted approximately 200 broadleaf (oak) trees for creating a multi-layered forest
  2. Work for protecting tress from damage caused by wildlife: Placed protective material (Phyto Shelters) in order to protect trees from feeding damage caused by sika deer.
  3. Experience learning

Day’s schedule

9:05  Departure from Shikoku Operations 
10:10  Arrival at "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest"
10:15  Opening ceremony
10:30 - 11:50  Planting
11:50 - 12:50  Lunch
12:50 – 14:50  Workshops
14:50 – 15:00  Closing ceremony

The Imbari City & Taiyo Oil Forest Regeneration Project

August this year marks ten years since Taiyo Oil formed its Corporate Forest Regeneration Agreement with Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. Based on the Agreement, 41.8 hectares of municipal land that Taiyo Oil has been carrying out reforestation activities on has been designated the "Sun (Taiyo)-nurtured Forest of Imabari City." This Corporate Forest Regeneration is an Ehime Prefectural project that aims to nurture forests in the prefecture (water source protection, forest fire prevention) and strengthen ties with local residents, and Taiyo Oil is the first company to be a part of it.

 

Group photoGroup photo

 

 

Remarks by PresidentRemarks by President

 

 

Planting saplingsPlanting saplings

 

 

Making a bench out of Imabari-harvested Japanese cedar
Making a bench out of Imabari-harvested Japanese cedar