HOT PRESS
Vol.540 December 7, 2016

“Kaketa City, Oita Prefecture Tree-planting” conducted on November 12

“Kaketa City, Oita Prefecture Tree-planting” conducted on November 12

Plant Together and Nurture Together. In the Hope that Trees Protect the Future for the Community.

AEON Environmental Foundation conducted the Tree-planting Program, the first-year program of the three-year initiatives in Watari Town, Watari-gun, Miyagi Prefecture and Taketa City, Oita Prefecture.

AEON Environmental Foundation supports “Miyagi Prefecture's coastal forest restoration activities” which aims at restoration of the coastal disaster prevention forests washed away by the tsunami caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake, and conducted the first “Watari Town, Miyagi Prefecture Tree-planting” on October 1. This year, the first year of the three-year initiatives, the Foundation planted 13,000 saplings including Quercus serrate and Cerasus jamasakura in which the seeds were produced and nurtured in the Town after the earthquake together with 1,100 volunteers. On November 12, the Foundation also conducted the first “Taketa City, Oita Prefecture Tree-planting” which has the largest area of natural springs in Kyushu, and is also designated as “one of the 100 Selected Water Spots” certified by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. The Foundation planned three-year tree-planting program based on “Agreement on Forest Development” concluded in June this year together with Oita Prefecture and Taketa City to pass down the nature filled with abundant water and greenery to the next generation. This year, the Foundation planted 7,400 saplings including Quercus serrate and Cerasus jamasakura together with 600 volunteers. Aeon continues to engage in tree-planting programs to protect people’s life in the community and abundant nature.

“Watari Town, Miyagi Prefecture Tree-planting” conducted on October 1 aiming at restoration of the coastal disaster prevention forests“Watari Town, Miyagi Prefecture Tree-planting” conducted on October 1 aiming at restoration of the coastal disaster prevention forests