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Hitachi High-Tech, a global technology provider based out of Japan concluded a recent iteration of its 60-year afforestation program, in an area of approximately 2.3 ha loaned to the company by the Japanese national government
The area is named “Hitachi High-Tech Yasato Forest” located in Ishioka city, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.
According to the company, most of the trees are cypress and through continuous pruning and thinning over the 16 years since planting the seedlings, the area absorbs 13 tons of CO2 per year. With the aim of nurturing an ever-richer forest, Hitachi is carrying out an upgrade plan with the cooperation of the Japan Ecosystem Association.
Based on the survey results of the area, the company said it will implement plans to improve elements of Hitachi High-Tech Yasato Forest to achieve an even better environment for biodiversity to thrive.
Under strict measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, 12 volunteer employees from Hitachi High-Tech Headquarters, Naka Aria and Group companies participated in the activities.
Hitachi also noted that they were able to carry out part of the activities, under the supervision of the forest management office and the Forest union with accurate steps.