Midori Ippai Project Activities LINE 332Pine Forest Conservation Activity at Fukui Beach of Itoshima City June 1, 2019 NTT West Fukuoka Group
On June 1, 2019 (Saturday), NTT West Fukuoka Group held the ninth round of the pine forest conservation activity at Fukui Beach (Fukuoka Prefecture, Itoshima City, Nijo-Fukui).
This activity makes use of the Adopt Program of Itoshima City that was introduced in August 2014 to minimize damages on the pine trees following the rapid increase in the occurrence of dieback since around 2010, as well as to preserve and hand down the beautiful landscape of the white sand and green pines to future generations. Segments assigned by Itoshima City are regarded as "foster (adopted) children" for cleaning and beautification activities to be carried out by the participants, who would become the "foster parents" of the said segment.
The sky was clear on the day of the event, and with support from the "Pine Forest Preservation Society," the body that was commissioned to manage the Itoshima City Adopt Project, a total of 83 participants including employees of Fukuoka Group and their family members took part in the activities.
They spent about an hour working hard to protect the pine trees from weevils through picking of branches and pine needles as well as weeding.
When the activity first started, it was impossible to set foot in the forest as it was filled with dead branches and undergrowth. Thanks to the support from the large number of participants in the past and current rounds of activities, the pine forest is now in a well-maintained state.
Also, thanks to the activities of groups who are members of the Itoshima City Adopt Project, which also include Fukuoka Group, the number of damages in the entire city has been reduced from about 30,000 trees during the peak in FY2012 to about 300 by FY2015, which is approximately 1% of the number during the peak.
NTT West Fukuoka Group will unite its efforts to promote the "Midori Ippai Project" while continuing to deepen its cooperative ties with the local government bodies and other organizations.
- Participating companies
NTT West Kyushu Regional Headquarters
NTT West Fukuoka Branch
NTT Business Solutions Kyushu Branch
NTT Marketing Act Kyushu Branch
NTT Fieldtechno Kyushu Branch
NTT Neomeit Kyushu Branch
NTT Business Associe West Kyushu Branch
- Pine forest at Fukui Beach (Fukuoka Prefecture, Itoshima City, Nijo-Fukui)
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