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“Consciously or not, every business is derived from nature”.

Believe or not, nature gives us almost everything in every sector of business. Even when you’re in technology industry, you still need “natural products” like metal to make the products. More, actually you need nature in every process of your business, you need lands for buildings, furnitures, and electricity for daily use and many more.

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Planting committee with the first tree

PT Pertamina, through its commitment to the environment and local communities has funded the planting of 10.067 trees in Semarang and Kendal Central Java. 61 local farmers will commit their land for this community forestry project and will be the owners of the trees, which will provide them with an income when the trees are mature and ready for harvesting. Trees4Trees provides the free seedlings along with training and mentoring to help the farmers to plant and care for their community forests.
 

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Bpk. Ade Sopiali

“I imagine that from 21 schools that participate in this program, a time in the future when hundreds of thousands of trees or possibly even millions of trees can be planted in District of Jepara ....... this is a very challenging and delightful art and through this program I can more sharpen the capacity of communicating with the community.”

This is the dream of Mr. Ade, former Principal of SMKN 1 (High School) Jepara, who joined the Trees4Trees tree planting program in 2008 as an Area Manager.

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Newly established nursery of Albizia seedlings in FMU of Pati

To maintain the sustainability of trees in community forests, after timber harvesting in the district of Gunung Wungkal, replanting will be done with the same species of trees that have been harvested.

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Members of ACIAR research group visit the community forest of Mr. Sunardi (red shirt), a member of the local Farmer Group

Researchers of ACIAR on Study “Overcoming Constraints to Community-based Commercial Forestry in Indonesia” visited PT. Albasia Bhumiphala Persada (PT. ABP) in Temanggung, Central Java. The factory has been cooperating with Trees4Trees™ in the production of FSC-Controlled Wood Albizia in Gunung Wungkal Forest Management Unit (FMU).

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FSC Controlled Wood on the way to the customer

After 6 months of preparation, farmers at Gunung Wungkal FMU were finally able to deliver FSC-CW Albasia wood to PT. Albasia Bhumiphala Persada.

The farmers were very happy since they got a significantly higher price by selling FSC-Controlled Wood Albasia. The price was between 10% - 25% per cubic meter cubic above non-certified price.

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IFFINA 2013: Wood Tracking System Seminar

During the exhibition, Trees4Trees™ promoted the tree replanting program to furniture producers and retailers and also introduced its latest program: ‘Wood Tracking System’.

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Trees4Trees presented agro forestry technical material

Central Java Forestry Agency carried out Training of Agro Forestry Technique in April 2013 in Cilacap, Central Java.  The Provincial Forestry Agency invited Trees4Trees™ to participate as expert on agro forestry techniques as it is typically provided by Trees4Trees™ as assistance to farmer group

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Trees4Trees and farmer group management discussing the Albasia production plan at Gunung Wungkal Forest Management Unit.

After passing the FSC-CW Risk Assessment, Trees4Trees together with farmer group of Gunung Wungkal Forest Management Unit undertook production preparation.

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d-Bodhi Footprint Campaign

d-Bodhi, a producer of home furnishings in Yogyakarta Indonesia, is a company with a strong commitment to environmental and social aspects of its activities. They are focused on the use of recycled wood, metal and textiles as primary sources of raw materials.

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Harvesting responsible wood

Trees4Trees™ has been planting trees in Central Java communities since 2007. One of the big benefits of community forestry is that in addition to added tree cover it provides an income for those communities when the trees are harvested. Some of the fast growing species planted by Trees4Trees are already coming to harvest-able maturity.

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Maintenance in the upstream river area is important to ongoing healthy water supply

Water is the essence of life and to provide a healthy living environment for local communities, the water supply must be clean and protected.

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