April 2007 Donation of excessive seedlings
We provided 240 seedlings for a tree planting ceremony hosted by Gadjah Mada University, with the attendance of primary school students living around Wanagama experiment forest.
Receiving the requests for fruit tree seedlings from the residents of Paliyan district and Ngnut village, we donated 2,500 and 1,500 seedlings respectively from this year's remaining seedlings.
May-June 2007 Patrolling planting sites 2005 and 2006
From late July, the dry season, a harvest of cassava planted alongside the planted trees began. During this time, the nearby residents come to pull up the stumps or dig around the stumps to make it easier to pull it up. To ensure that the roots of the planted trees remain uncut, we carry out a work instruction patrol lasting until mid-September.
After April, rice followed by peanuts are harvested leaving cassava to be reaped in the dry season. In relation to the precautions, we hold a gathering with the people living in the community and explain not to damage the planted trees during the harvest time.
July 2007 Land measurement begins for the place of planting in FY 2007
2007 marks the final year of tree planting. 210 hectares of land have been planted in 2006 leaving 90 hectares more to be planted in 2007.
In September 2007, Chairman Shin of MSIG, visited Paliyan district to inspect the progress of the project. Before visiting the project site, he visited Judith First Primary School in the area and greeted the children.
Upon visiting the project site, Chairman Shin received explanation from the research group at Gadjah Mada University about the environmental effect of the project, and later planted a tree to commemorate the visit.
At Gadjah Mada University, we have asked for a research to be carried out to examine whether the project contributes to recovering indigenous flora and fauna. In order to track this, we are conducting a research focusing on habitat situations of birds and insects respectively.
November 2007 State of recovery (138 tree-planted blocks, planted in December 2005)
March 2008 Tree plantation completes
Plantation which began 3 years ago have completed. It covers an area of 360ha with 300thousands trees which both went above the plan. We will continue the project until March 2011concentrating on management of the tree's growth.
March 2008 ORIGAMI session in Paliyan II State Primary School
We held cultural exchange session which teaches ORIGAMI to the students of Paliyan II State Primary School. On this occasion, books of ORIGAMI written in English and boxes of crayon were donated to the primary schools in Paliyan suburbs.