Report on Our Sixth Planting as a Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter

- A collaborative project with Hamamatsu City and Shizuoka Prefecture to help restore the coastal forests of Enshunada -

  Aiming to assist with the restoration of the Enshunada coastal forests as part of our environmental protection efforts, Yamaha Corporation entered into an agreement with Hamamatsu City and Shizuoka Prefecture to become a Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter in March 2007, and the company is currently working to curb the serious threat posed by pine weevil damage to coastal forests.
  This is a report on the sixth planting of saplings by employees of Yamaha Corporation and its group companies.
  Approximately 150 people gathered on the day of the event, including employees and their families, individuals recruited from the general public, and related authorities. At the opening ceremony preceding the planting, Katsuya Nakamura, from Yamaha Corporation’s Human Resources and General Administration greeted the participants, followed by a greeting from Fumio Tanaka from the Hamamatsu City Urban Development Department. Takuma Nochi of the Shizuoka Prefecture Office of Forest Resources' Division of Environmental Protection—the head office for the Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter System—also presented us with a certificate in recognition of our work in FY 2011.
  This year, we moved to an area further west from last year’s site and planted trees indigenous to the region. Totaling 200 trees in all, the five species planted included Japanese cinnamon and Daphiniphyllum teijsmannii.
  Participants were treated to a post-planting environmental lecture by Shuichi Kinoshita from the Park Management Division of Hamamatsu City. Mr. Kinoshita talked about subjects such as measures against introduced species in parks, and everyone present learned about efforts to create a green environment in the region.
  For the fourth time since 2009, Yamaha Livingtec Corporation provided compost and mulch produced as a byproduct during manufacture of its system kitchens, and this contribution proved invaluable to our tree-planting efforts. They also offered compost to attendees as a “souvenir” for each family to use.
  Yamaha Corporation will continue efforts to cooperate with local communities, with Yamaha employees working together with members of the public to plant trees and carry out maintenance.

Outline

Date

Saturday October 20, 2012

Location

Hamamatsu City Enshunada Kaihin Park Seaside Protection Forest
(Shirowa-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City)

Participants

Approximately 150 employees of Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha Group Companies (including family members), members of the general public, and personnel from Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture and gardening companies.

Activities

Planting 200 broadleaf seedlings 1.0 m in height on deforested land that had been damaged by pine weevils (Five tree species were planted: Japanese cinnamon, Kurogane holly, Daphiniphyllum teijsmannii, Japanese spindle, and Ligustrum obtusifolium)

*The Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter System
The Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter System was instituted by Shizuoka Prefecture and aims to encourage business participation in forest-preservation activities. Under this system, businesses obtain the right to display an authorized label (the Smile label) in recognition of their efforts. The amount of carbon dioxide that will be absorbed by their contribution will be calculated, and they will receive a certificate of acknowledgement from the prefecture.

Katsuya Nakamura
Katsuya Nakamura
Human Resources and General Administration Division, Yamaha Corporation

Fumio Tanaka
Fumio Tanaka
Flowers & Greenery, Hamamatsu City Urban Development Department

Receiving a certificate of recognition for our efforts in 2011 from Takuma Nochi, of the Shizuoka Prefecture Office of Forest Resources (at left)
Receiving a certificate of recognition for our efforts in 2011 from Takuma Nochi, of the Shizuoka Prefecture Office of Forest Resources (at left)

The Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter certificate of recognition for 2011
The Shizuoka Forests of the Future Supporter certificate of recognition for 2011

Planting the saplings
Planting the saplings

The planted saplings
The planted saplings

The environmental lecture : Shuichi Kinoshita, Park Management Division of Hamamatsu City.
The environmental lecture
Shuichi Kinoshita, Park Management Division of Hamamatsu City.

Group photo of the participants
Group photo of the participants

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