The Kyoto Forestry Association: Renewable Business Practice

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Welcome to our humble site that presents to you the work carried out by the Kyoto Forestry Association. Throughout our website, you will be introduced to the projects we take part in and what we do as a group of forestry members that believe in using the renewable energy of the Kyoto forest.

We have business and forestry partnerships with organisations in New Zealand that help with the exportation of material that is used to generate new furniture, housing and toothpicks!

The Kyoto Forestry Association has been in place for exactly 1 year, 3 months and 5 days, but by the time you read this it will have all changed and so too will the lush forests of Kyoto. The Kyoto Forest is predominantly bamboo and because of the versatility of the tree (which is actually classed as grass) we are able to use this material as a means to export around the world for the benefit of others and because of its rapid growth rate, re-plantation only takes a few seasons to balance the environmental aspects of the surrounding areas of Kyoto.

Forestry is very important to help stop evil diseases that infect trees and also helps to clear footpaths for agriculture and transportation of goods. The bamboo that is used from the Kyoto Forest is aged bamboo, basically, it has now served its purpose and has to retire. The old bamboo is cut down and replaced with new shoots. The bamboo is then exported to New Zealand where they will transform the material into goods that can be sold for an extortionate profit.

The Kyoto Forestry Association is a team of two people, myself, Zu Pen and my New Zealander partner Wilson. We started The Kyoto Forestry Association on a shoe-string budget with very little knowledge of what on earth we were doing. The idea of forestation came in 2018 when I was walking in the Kyoto Forest for reasons I cannot share. I then heard someone calling for help, though at the time it wasn’t too clear. After 10 minutes of following the sounds made by someone in distress, I came across Wilson, who at the time was backpacking. I gave Wilson one of my handy spare walkie talkies and told him to use this and tell me what was wrong. He began to describe the situation through the walkie talkie I’d just given him as I walked away and was amazed to learn that these bad-boy gadgets worked up to a mile! I then found myself lost and Wilson and I struck up a friendship.

Through our ordeal, we thought that the forest needed sensible pathways for those that come to the area to do things I cannot divulge. So, a week later we returned to the scene of our meeting and started to cut the paths to help us find our way out again.

After some months of legal and courtroom battles, we managed to convince locals that this would be a beneficial association to have and that the bamboo displaced could be replaced outside the pathways and those uprooted can be sold to the business Wilson’s bother owns that makes toothpicks. It was a win-win situation.