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25th August 2021
At Hitachi High-Tech Science we have been carrying out biodiversity conservation activities around our Fuji Oyama Works in Shizuoka prefecture. The project, Woodlands of Hitachi High-Tech Science aims to restore an artificial forest of cedar and cypress trees to its original state, creating an environment where wildlife can flourish.
As one part of this activity, since 2016 we have been working on converting a lawn area to a semi-natural pampas grass ground, to create a livable environment for indigenous plants and wildlife. This year was no different, and on June 30th volunteer employees of HHS carried out work to plant pampas grass.
Despite the short time period available during the rainy season, and with measures in place to prevent the spread of Covid-19, ten volunteers were able to plant 150 Japanese pampas grass in an area of 200m2 thus contributing to the regeneration of the natural environment. We have been able to secure more than 1300m2 of the pampas grass area from the original plan. Volunteer employees have been able to realize the growth of the forest and through these activities have raised their awareness of biodiversity conservation as well as deepening friendships with each other. Going forwards we will continue to carry out biodiversity conservation and natural regeneration activities.
200 m2 Secured for Planting
Various strains of pampas grass divided and planted
Almost finished planting
Commemorative photo taken at completion of the work