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Trees4Trees™ had conducted annual meeting with Field Coordinators who will assist and supervise 2012 planting program in 9 Management Units which consists of Cilacap, Banyumas, Purbalingga, Kebumen, Jepara, Pati, Magelang, Klaten, Tegal. The objective of the annual meeting performed by Trees4Trees™ was to evaluate planting program carried out in the previous year. Another objective was discussing 2012 planting program that will plant approximately 185,000 plants.

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Three Month Seedlings in the Nursery

Two years ago, when first proposed, no one in Patemon believed that they could manage a seedling nursery. With training and support from Trees4Trees™ they have gained the skills needed to run a successful community business.

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Badrun Mukhsinin - Field Coordinator

You might wonder how Trees4Trees™ gets all those farmers involved in planting trees, not to mention training them and recording the planted trees? It's only possible with the assistance of people like Badrun Mukhsinin and his 74 fellow Field Coordinators.

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Novita, Trees4Trees staff with local villagers planting vetiver

Riparian Planting Activity

Riparian planting activity is one of programs which is developed by Trees4Trees with the main goal is to improve the quality of river stream area to support the function of the river, we can find such activities along Cilalal riverside, Kedung Wadas and Citembong villages, Cilacap Districts. One of species that protects surface from erosion is vetiver, about  5.000 plc of vetiver have been planted along 1,5 km.

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Kids and T4T Group

It does not involve so many trees but a lot of soil to make a big difference at a local orphanage for boys run by the Salvation Army here in Semarang, Central Java.

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 Selection and packing of Sengon at Berkah Lestari farmer group nursery

Seed Distribution to the Communities
158,033 seeds distributed to 9 Management Units: Tegal, Cilacap, Kebumen, Magelang, Pati, Jepara, Purbalingga, Banyumas and Klaten
The seeds consist of: Teak (64,717 plc; 41%), Sengon (40,292 plc; 25%), Mahogany (37,647 plc; 24%), Suren (14,578 plc; 9%) and Mango (799 plc; 1%)
    
Selection and packing of Sengon at Berkah Lestari farmer group nursery  Loading of seeds from the nursery onto the truck then transported to the destination
Social Research in Pati

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Planting of Seedlings ex 2011
Coordination on distribution of seedlings in Management Units which are going to conduct planting (Magelang, Banyumas, Purbalingga and Cilacap)
Supervision of Nursery in order to make sure whether the seedlings are ready to distribute
For 2011 planting period, seedlings distributed come from nurseries developed by SMK Trucuk-Klaten, SMK Kalibagor-Banyumas and Berkah Lestari farmer group, Purbalingga.
 
Students of SMK Trucuk, Klaten are measuring the height of the trees, as part of selection of seedlings distributed

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There are two main activities performed on October 2011: Tree Audit in Pati Management Unit and Trees4Trees Participation in the Workshop on Establishing Social Dimension Analysis Method (part of Community Based Commercial Forestry Research).
1. Tree Audit in Pati Management Unit
On October 2011, Trees4Trees held tree audit for 2008/2009 planting period. The audit was delivered by Trees4Trees auditors: Sri Widodo and Tangguh Agustian Wijaya. Objective of the audit:
a. Identifying tree condition planted in 2008 and 2009
b. Identifying challenges during planting

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Trees4Trees agreed to implement a collaborative research with Division of Research and Development of Ministry of Forestry. Objective of the research was to identify precise number of wood needed by national industry.
 
While Trees4Trees focused the research in the requirement of wood for industry in Java Island.

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Social Impact Assessment (SIA) consists of several steps, started with social indicator, secondly, data collection, then analysis, continued with social mapping and finally ended with monitoring.
 
It is expected that community where the program/activity delivered will get maximum positive impact and minimum negative impact in social aspect. Same as SIA, Environmental Impact Assessment implemented as an effort to maximize positive impact and minimize negative impact of a program/activity to a community and its surrounding environment.
 

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Harvesting responsible wood

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

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