Our planting season is now underway. In West Java, the distribution of tree-seedlings, which began in December 2023 and extends until mid-February 2024, heavily relies on our three nurseries. They are Cirasea Nursery, Soreang Nursery, and Ciminyak Nursery. The three nurseries serve as the cornerstone, facilitating the distribution of millions of tree seedlings to local communities across five sub-watersheds of the Citarum River in West Java.
Our nurseries team in West Java has been diligently preparing the tree seedlings, which have been growing since April 2023. We invite you to witness their wholehearted efforts as they skillfully prepare the tree seedlings for distribution through images below!
Our nurseries team selected the tree seedlings meticulously. It aims to ensure the distribution of only high-quality tree seedlings to local communities.
After completing the selection process and quality control, our team packed and categorized each tree based on its type. Demonstrating our commitment to reducing plastic waste, we educated and encouraged our tree growers to reuse the plastic bags previously used for the seedlings.
We appreciate the dedication of our nurseries’ team as they continue to work wholeheartedly, packing each tree even in the rain.
After finishing the tree-seedling packing process, our nursery workers transported tree-seedlings from the tree blocks to the distribution points.
Before loading into trucks for distribution, our dedicated team checked all tree-seedlings and recorded them carefully. (Above) A nursery worker checked the type of trees that would be distributed to the dedicated planting areas. (Below) Our team made sure they recorded and checked all tree-seedlings.
As part of our commitment to the transparency of tree distribution and our tree-planting program provided to sponsors and donors, a barcode attach to each tree. Then, they will be scanned and recorded in our in-house technology system called the GEKO system. This in-house technology allows us to monitor the tree distribution and tree-planting process. (Above) The Ciminyak Nursery team and (below) the Soreang Nursery team scanned barcodes on the trees to record them.
Our nursery team also prepared liquid organic fertilizer. They will then being distributed to our tree growers along with the tree seedlings. We reuse used mineral plastic bottles to store the fertilizer as part of our commitment to reduce plastic waste.
All of our nursery team are working hand in hand. They sticked one to another to load tree seedlings from the distribution point onto the trucks. This exemplifies the cultural spirit of gotong royong in Indonesia, signifying collaborative effort.
The loading process has already been completed and the tree seedlings are ready to go. (Above) The truck was full of tree seedlings and ready to bring seedlings from Soreang nursery.
Our nursery team covered the trucks with paranet to ensure tree seedlings safe and not exposed with direct sunlight or rainfall.