Cultivating ”URUSHI” Lacquer tree in Mikawa area in Aichi Japan
The carbon dioxide absorbed (fixed) by one lacquer tree cultivated by ELEMUS is about 200KG-CO2 in 10 years.
ELEMUS LLC cultivates and manages ”URUSHI” lacquer trees in Mikawa area in Aichi Japan. The lacquer trees will be cultivated with the aim of using them as a new material, and AI and the latest Agri-technology will be actively introduced into the cultivation method.
Through the cultivation of ”URUSHI” lacquer trees, we are taking on the challenge of contributing to a recycling-oriented society in the Mikawa area.
About half of the Mikawa area is forested, with mature cedar and cypress trees left untouched as artificial forests. Flooding and other natural disasters caused by heavy rains in recent years are said to be caused in part by neglected forests in the mountainous areas, which have become a dangerous situation that requires someone to take care of them.
It is also said that cutting down fully grown cedars and cypresses and planting new trees is more efficient in absorbing carbon dioxide, thus contributing to the prevention of global warming.
However, the aging rate of the population in the mountainous areas is high, and the human problem will become even more serious in the future when considering forest management such as logging and thinning.
In other words, we are facing the problem that the number of people who take care of man-made forests in mountainous areas is decreasing, even though they are not in a condition to be left alone as they are now.
By using ”URUSHI” lacquer trees, Elemus LLC will work with local residents, governments, and NPOs to implement sustainable solutions to this problem.