(Planned activities)

Forest management, tree and flower planting; development of mountain trails; Measures to reduce damage caused by wild animals;
activity to deal with abandoned farmland;
Creation of mountain villages offering secure
and comfortable livings to residents

More and more forests are abandoned or managed poorly, near our water supply sources, due to the waning forestry sector and the aging of the people engaged in forestry. Moreover, the farms and mountainside hamlets that have been abandoned are now home to wild birds and animals, which cause increased damage on land and people. In order to guarantee clean and delicious drinking water for future generations of children, we need to act now to restore the healthy state of our mountains and forests: while making a conscious effort to create an environment in which the local residents, essential for forest management and maintenance, can continue living in good health, high spirits and with peace of mind.
* This activity will be carried out in cooperation with Yamanashi Land Afforestation Promotion Organization, a public interest incorporated foundation.

(Planned activities)

Afforestation producing less pollen
Thinning of old cedar forests and planting of
cedar varieties emitting less pollen to reduce
overall pollen counts


One of Tokyo's drinking water sources is situated in a forest in Tama, which plays an important role in the eco-system by protecting the water source and by absorbing and storing CO2, among other functions. Due to dwindling lumber prices, fewer Japanese cedars are cut down and used now. In an effort to restore the healthy functions of the forest and to reduce the pollen counts emitted from the Tama area, we are cutting down old Japanese cedars, the major cause of pollen allergies suffered by many, and replacing them with a cedar variety producing less pollen, in addition to finding more applications for the cut trees.
* This activity will be carried out in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Foundation for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, a public interest incorporated foundation.