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.