I was assigned as the leader of the thinning activity since 2020, though I’m quite a non-professional boy about the forest of our village. I haven’t even known at all where our family’s land was, in the vast area of the forest, because I’d been away from my hometown after I graduated from a local high school more than 50 years ago.
So, I’ve tried to enter into the forest very often in order to observe the actual status of the project so I can explain it to the people when I am asked.
Now, I have a confidence that this activity must revitalize our village forest, making the remaining trees healthier, since the sunlight can stream down much more than before. Of course, we can gain a profit from the felled trees, too. And one more thing, which I recently noticed, that the zigzag laid long strip roads in the forest might become available for a good course of hiking or trail walk or marathon, breathing the fresh air from the surrounding trees. I hope the biproduct of the project will be one of the most heavy-hitting sightseeing resources for our village someday.