Forestation Project

Forestation activities

The ANA Group has been conducting forestation activities since 2004 in areas near the domestic airports it serves.

Forestation was conducted in FY2011 at seven locations, including two new sites, Tokkari Forest (Okhotsk Mombetsu Airport) and Sudachi Forest (Tokushima Airport).

Together with ANA Group employees, regional volunteers work hard to plant trees and nurture forest growth. Guest lecturers from Kyoto University’s Field Science Education and Research Center are invited to give talks or field seminars known as Aozora Juku on forestation, the environment, and ecosystem preservation. These events are positioned not only as venues to conduct environmental initiatives and contribute to society, but also to provide local communities access to environmental education.

Regarding two forests owned by ANA, we happily note that a Forest Agency report in FY2009 found the Rankoshi Forest (Chitose Airport) absorbed the CO2 equivalent of the volume emitted by 23 people over the course of a year, and Amagi-Yugashima Forest (Haneda Airport) absorbed the same equivalent for 25 people.

Okhotsk Mombetsu Airport • Tokkari Forest

ANA entered into a partnership agreement with the Hokkaido city of Mombetsu to create an open, eco-friendly city and conducted forestation activities there.

The initiative has two goals: (1) focus on being a zero CO2 emission forestation activity through ANA Group carbon offsets; (2) go beyond forest maintenance and become a project that improves forest, human habitat, and ocean based on awareness of their intimate connection.

A total of 180 people, including 60 ANA Group employees, got together to thin and prune Mombetsu’s forest of 0.6 hectares. From the Ainu word tokkari (“seal”), the forest was named Tokkari Forest (Okhotsk Mombetsu Airport) in the hope it will grow as a forest that will maintain the abundance and health of the ocean that is home to the seals.


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Tokushima Awa Odori Airport • Sudachi Forest

In Tokushima Prefecture, ANA formed a partnership agreement with an organization called Tokushima Mori to Midori no Kai and began forestation activities in Kamiyama-cho.

Forty people, including local Tokushima volunteers, gathered to do thinning work on poorly growing or deformed trees in a forest composed of Japanese cypresses and Japanese cedars. In line with the Kamiyama-cho region being Japan’s greatest producer of sudachi (a green citrus native to Japan) and our hope that many wild birds will sudatsu (“grow up and leave their nest”), this forest was named Sudachi Forest (Tokushima Awa Odori Airport).


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Channel J

Did you know that there’s a program about ANA’s environmental and social contribution activities on the Internet? There are currently 25 programs that you can watch at any time.

Catch the following programs

Yonago Airport·Hamahirugao Forest (3 minutes and 59 seconds)

Miyakejima Airport·Akakokko Forest (4 minutes and 14 seconds)

Okayama Airport / Okazaki Kaheita Forest (3 minutes and 42 seconds)

Kumamoto Airport / Aso Kumamoto Kuko Forest (3 minutes and 28 seconds)

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