Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest

by OISCA International
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest
Restore 100 Hectares of the Miyagi Coastal Forest

Project Report | Apr 26, 2016
To the Supporters of our Project in Tohoku, Japan

By Ma Grazen A. Acerit | Project Coordinator

Planting of black pine seedlings in the site.
Planting of black pine seedlings in the site.

It has been more than 4 years since OISCA took the initiative to collaborate with various stakeholders including the local farmers, Miyagi local government, forest researchers and experts as well as funding agencies/companies to restore into its original condition the coastal forest of Natori City damaged by tsunami in 2011.

Despite the abnormal weather conditions of the previous months, we are fortunate that the 130,000 black pine seedlings planted in 26 hectares have a survival rate of almost 99% which is higher than the 50% average survival rate of the other project sites. The high survival rate is attributed to the excellent condition of the seedlings as well as the proper hauling and handling during the actual tree planting activities.

Meanwhile, the black pine seeds sown by the members of the Association for the Coastal Forest Restoration in Natori City last year have a germination rate of 93%. Based on the monitoring and evaluation conducted by Forestry Agency of Miyagi in June and November 2015, the Association has the best record for 4 consecutive years among the 23 different organizations that grow black pine seedlings within Miyagi Prefecture. Growing a total number of 145,000 seedlings, the members of the Association are responsible in maintaining the ideal size of 25-45 cm of the seedlings before transplanting in the project site.

With a target number of 50,000 seedlings to cover an area of 10 hectares this year, we have started planting black pine seedlings last April 18. OISCA is working very hard to meet the objectives of the project, provide a good output and to maintain the trust of our supporters. For more than 4 years of lobbying and project promotion within and outside Japan, we still need to work hard to raise more than 50% of the 12 million USD budget needed to implement the 10 years coastal reforestation project. 

Preparation of seedlings before planting.
Preparation of seedlings before planting.
The members of the Association with the seedlings.
The members of the Association with the seedlings.
The black pine seedlings planted two years ago.
The black pine seedlings planted two years ago.
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Feb 2, 2016
To the Supporters of our Project in Tohoku, Japan

By Nanaho Asano | OISCA Japan Staff

Nov 4, 2015
To the Supporters of our Project in Tohoku, Japan

By Ma. Grazen Acerit | Project Coordinator

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OISCA International

Location: Suginami-ku, Tokyo - Japan
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Project Leader:
Ma. Grazen Acerit
Suginami-ku , Tokyo Japan
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