HOT PRESS
Vol.522 April 13, 2016

Restore the Forest, Revitalize Local Communities.Infusing Our Wishes for Tomorrow into Saplings.

Ba Vi National Park (Hanoi City, Vietnam)

Aeon has planted trees in Hanoi, Vietnam, and Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture.

Aeon Environmental Foundation conducted the third “Vietnam Hanoi Tree-planting” in Ba Vi National Park located in the Western Hanoi, Vietnam on March 19. The Park is popular among local residents as a place of recreation and relaxation where is full of nature. However, deforestation has accelerated in the forest due to lifestyle-related logging in recent years. As a part of measures to the problem, in 2014, the Foundation launched a three-year tree-planting program aiming at restoration of rich forest where diverse organisms live. This year, which is the final year of the program, Aeon has planted 5,000 saplings indigenous to the region with 500 Vietnamese and Japanese volunteers. The number of trees planted in Vietnam has totaled 85,000 including 70,000 planted in Hue in the past three years since 2010.
On March 12, Aeon planted cherry trees along the side of the river bank of Otokawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park in Okazaki, Aichi Prefecture, as a part of the 100th anniversary project of Okazaki City, “Okazaki Sakura Century Project.” The City is a memorable place for Okadaya which is one of the predecessor companies of Aeon Co., Ltd. where they presented a total of 1,000 cherry trees in the hope of creating a place where people can relax when one of its stores opened 50 years ago. Aeon will present in total of another 1,000 cherry blossoms by 2017 in the hope that cherry trees in the City, which is the origin of Aeon’s tree-planting program, will be handed down to the next generation.
For everlasting beautiful greenery, we are committed to continue tree-planting activities together with people in local communities

Many people gather around Otokawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park during cherry blossom season (Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture)

Many people gather around Otokawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park during cherry blossom season (Okazaki City, Aichi Prefecture)

Commemorative tree-planting at Otokawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park. Takeo Furusawa, President of Okazaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry [left] Takuya Okada, Chairman of AEON Environmental Foundation [center] Yasuhiro Uchida, Mayor of Okazaki City [right]

Commemorative tree-planting at Otokawa Kasen Ryokuchi Park. Takeo Furusawa, President of Okazaki Chamber of Commerce and Industry [left] Takuya Okada, Chairman of AEON Environmental Foundation [center] Yasuhiro Uchida, Mayor of Okazaki City [right]