Children help plant 600 pine trees to revive coastal forest

A project began on Nov. 10 to revive a scenic coastal pine tree forest in the Matsukawa-ura lagoon area in Soma city that was washed away by tsunami in the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This was the first seedling planting activity to restore national forests in the coastal areas of Fukushima Prefecture since the disaster. The central government’s Iwaki regional forest station plans to plant about 600,000 trees, including Japanese black pines that are resistant to pests and diseases, to make coastal disaster-prevention forests covering an area of about 60 hectares by fiscal 2021. Read more

(Fukushima Minpo,11 November 2014)


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