December 2011 Trees4Trees Activities

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2011-12-23 01:00

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At the end of 2011, December, Trees4Trees performs activities in Central Java and East Java. The activities consist of:

  • Trees4Trees participation in social event, together with SMKN 1 Kalibagor, entitled 'SMK   Care' in Banyumas (17-18 December 2011)
  • Continued activity of research on supply and demand of national timber in East Java, (20-23 December 2011)
  • Coordination of 2011 Planting Period (24-29 December 2011)



1. Participation of Trees4Trees in social event, 'SMK Care' with SMKN 1 Kalibagor, Banyumas
Trees4Trees participates in the social event as a form of support to partner institution and introduction of Trees4Trees program to public. Trees4Trees provides displays of nursery and seedbed also information on program developed by Trees4Trees and the vocational school. During the event which lasts for 2 days, planting program is delivered in Binangun and Pasinggangan village, Banyumas. A number of 500 trees are planted. Trees4Trees itself distributes 500 trees of various species, such as Teak, Sengon, Mahogany and Suren.

Students in Banyumas visit and observe displays and information on Trees4Trees program developed together with SMKN 1 Kalibagor. Another spot of social event, reforestation program in Pasinggangan village, Banyumas.
Some of Mahogany prepared by Trees4Trees for reforestation program during the event. Drs. Kartono, M.Pd. of Central Java Education Agency is planting a seedling, accompanied by Sugiyono, FC of Kalibagor.
2. Continued Activity of Research on Supply and Demand of National Timber in East Java.
The activity which is performed from 20 to 23 December 2011 focuses on sample taken from:
Sawmil enterprise and wood merchants in 3 regencies: Lumajang, Jember and Banyuwangi
Official agency dealing with housing development in Banyuwangi and Jember
The interview results the development of housing and data on timber production capacity for Sengon, Mahogany, Mindi, Teak etc. Other discoveries during the research in 3 different provinces:
First, the importance of mobile sawmil to fulfil the requirement of timber for housing. It occurs in East Java and some part of Central Java. While in West Java, permanent sawmil plays the most important role to fulfil the requirement of timber for the purpose of housing;
Next, the number of timber merchant and sawmil, permanent and mobile, Central Java is in the first place, second is West Java and third is East Java;
And most of timber production for industry from the 3 provinces enter Central Java, especially Semarang, Magelang, Temanggung and Batang. While timber for housing is supplied from each province. Recently, timber for housing is quite rare. Housing developer usually make use of Teak, Mahogany, Jackfruit timber etc with diameter up to 30 cm. But those kind of timbers with specified diameter is difficult to obtain. To overcome this problem, the developer uses light steel for frame of roof.
An interview in Banyuwangi, East Java Material for 'balken' which supplies a plywood enterprise in East Java in December 20th, 2011

A seedbed owned by sawmil enterprise in Sempu, East Java Timber which is dried for housing purpose in Lumajang, December 21st, 2011
3. 2011 Planting Period Coordination
Objective of the coordination is to synchronize the planning with planting in the target location and the distribution. Partiesinvolved during the coordination: field coordinator, area manager, manager of the nursery and team of Trees4Trees.
The coordination lasts from 24 to 29 December 2011. The management units involved are Pati, Jepara, Brebes, Purbalingga, Tegal, Klaten and Banyumas. Generally, the activity covers:
Administrative preparation
Determination of dropping point
Preparing personnel for treating and observing the trees in the dropping point
Socialization in the existence of Task Force that is going to observe the dropping point before distribution, assistance during acclimatization (7days) and supervising the distribution.
In the last location of coordination activity, Banyumas, Trees4Trees planting manager becomes the assessor of tree development test at SMKN 1 Kalibagor, Banyumas.

Coordination meeting in Purbalingga at 28 December 2011. 2011 planting coordination between Trees4Trees planting manager with Central Sokaraja FC, Mr. Tugiyo (white shirt).

Trees4Trees planting manager is testing the competency of students of SMKN 1 Kalibagor regarding development of the plantings on December 29th, 2011. Besides theory, the students must pass the practical test. The students are being supervised by Trees4Trees planting manager.

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