The Fisheries Cooperative Associations Women's Group Council in Hokkaido is proceeding with "tree planting activities to increase fish".
Tree planting throughout Hokkaido
In order to protect abundant seas, tree planting activities are being handled mainly by the Women's Group. Currently, they are expanding into activities which involve the Hokkaido Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations and the local area as well.
As a symbol of the tree planting activities carried out by the Women's Group, in the Hokkaido citizens' forest in Tobetsu (a place name), there is a "commemorative forest". Every year, concerned parties carry out tree planting.
The tree planting activities of the Women's Group are not just the planting of the trees. They also carry out nursing activities to protect the saplings and grow them into large trees. Cultivating an abundant forest requires such work as undergrowth cutting and branch sweeping. Simply planting trees and leaving them will not protect an abundant forest.