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Cherry blossoms saver activity

Last update date October 24, 2018

Cherry blossoms saver - ... which wants to make beautiful flower bloom forever

Cherry blossoms which have a heated, and please eyes of all beautiful every year.
But as there is power very much, as for having a heated that they is beautiful, cherry blossoms gradually weaken every year.
We want you to make beautiful flower bloom forever….
We think that it is wish of all.

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At Totsuka Ward government office, we borrow power of volunteer everybody now and work to revive spirit of cherry blossoms of the Kashio River.
The volunteer name right out "cherry blossoms saver"
About 25 volunteers register as cherry blossoms saver and are pushing forward activity now.

Activity purpose of the current situation and cherry blossoms saver of cherry blossoms

Most of rows of cherry blossom trees of the Kashio River are kinds called Yoshino cherry tree, but life of these cherry blossoms is generally said to be 50-60 years.
Cherry blossoms between Kashio River right bank Asahi Bridge - Takashima Bridge are places as cherry blossom viewing spot with many crowds, but cherry blossoms of this area invite age of a tree about 60 years and the old age period as it is planted a tree in 1952.
However, it turned out that he/she still had a heated with an effort if we gave some kind of measures.

It is rejuvenation of existing cherry blossoms, and purpose of activity of cherry blossoms saver is not tree planting of new cherry blossoms.
We put recovery measures and maintenance of growing power of a tree by volunteer = cherry blossoms saver not easily felling simply because it is cherry blossoms of the Kashio River which has been pleasing many people for a long time and few is going to keep spirit of cherry blossoms.

Activity of cherry blossoms saver

Activity of cherry blossoms saver begins in November, 2006 and generally goes every month for around two hours on third Saturday.
Area targeted for activity is cherry blossom between Kashio River right bank Asahi Bridge - Takashima Bridge for the time being. This area is place where there are many cherry blossoms inviting a lot of crowds and the old age period to most as cherry blossom viewing spot.
In addition, each one does not perform activity individually, and various places that registered as cherry blossoms saver work as group.

As everybody enrolling in cherry blossoms saver is never specialist in cherry blossoms, we start with learning method of rejuvenation of cherry blossoms, and activity in 2006 moves to activity that placed more weight on practice in after 2007 mainly.
In addition, for activity of cherry blossoms saver, power of NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" performs offer of activity equipment and offer of necessary knowledge for activity, growing power of a tree recovery measures in spite of being debt together let alone ward office, too and supports.

The first cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, November 18, 2006 from 13:30 to 15:30
Weather: Fine weather
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 19 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" four 23 people in total

NPO corporation Yokohama, *shu easily gives an explanation that he/she helps with cherry blossoms saver activity support project about process of today
Process of today explanation

Based on birth month, we were divided into 2 groups.
Okay, to the Kashio River!→→→
Grouping

We made medical record of health condition of cherry blossoms in everybodies last while taking lecture from Mr. Ikemoto of specialist in tree as cherry blossoms and body language in the Kashio River.

Lecture and medical record making of cherry blossoms

Lecture and medical record making of cherry blossoms


Lecture and medical record making of cherry blossoms

Lecture and medical record making of cherry blossoms


Lecture and medical record making of cherry blossoms

Lecture and medical record making of cherry blossoms


The second cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, December 16, 2006 from 13:30 to 15:30
Weather: Fine weather
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 23 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" two 25 people in total

1.There was explanation from NPO corporation Yokohama, *shu about contraction of a disease of cherry blossoms.

Main contraction of a disease

◆kofukitake disease Stem heart rot
(popular name pore fungus)
◆Cook Bekko; illness
Butt rot
◆kosukashiba
Synanthedom hector
◆Then being good at gets out; illness
Clitocybe root rot
◆Root collar ganshu disease
Crown gall
◆Tengu nest (do) illness
Witches broom
◆girudingu
Girding root
◆ugachikoukatsuhan (we do not do) illness
Brown shot hole
◆doko (feel that how about) illness
Valsa cannker
 

2.We were divided into 4 groups and talked with the Kashio River whom Sakuranamiki overlooked about therefore what you did as cherry blossoms saver and announced.

One group
One group

・The Kashio River throughout the year in promenade of rest!
■The removal of weed and garbage of the Kashio River promenade
■Conduct of the pruning and extermination of harmful insects of branch of cherry blossoms
・For volunteer activity that anyone can participate in carelessly!

Image of two groups
Two groups

・It becomes feeling of foster parent of cherry blossoms and treatment of cherry blossoms is first and we learn and practice cure
・Widen ring of maintenance of cherry blossoms to connect in the next generation, and involve children, and all the ward inhabitants cherry blossoms saver!
・Cherry blossoms saver is improved, and catch up with *shu, and exceed!
・We publicize T-shirt product of cherry blossoms saver!

Image of three groups
Three groups

・We are well with cherry blossoms and want to enjoy cherry blossoms in full bloom!
■We plan upbringing of root
→We remove overpass of iron of the root and spread tip of tree
■We do appropriate management
→Insecticide, fertilization, bacteria-proof, the pruning of Furuki, branch

Image of four groups
Four groups

・Embankment of the Kashio River where both adult and children can gather in peace!
■Is youthful with cherry tree; in spirit → Not concrete soil!
■A lot of types of cherry tree! Tunnel of cherry blossoms
・Each individual,
■We participate in cherry blossoms saver activity positively and we pick up garbage after the activity and return

The third cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, January 17, 2007 from 13:30 to 15:30
Weather: Cloudy frequent snow flurries
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 16 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" two 18 people in total

We went for visit to spot of cherry blossoms of great Okagawa and, in the wintry sky where it seemed to snow, did.
In Hatsunecho, Koganecho, Hinodecho district of Naka Ward, we improve living environment which turned worse, and various approaches are done now towards town which anyone can walk in peace. As one, growing power of a tree recovery and transplantation of cherry blossoms of great Okagawa are carried out.

At first, we looked at the spot of growing power of a tree recovery measures. We buried bamboo tube in the root of cherry blossoms, and nutrition and moisture sank to the inside of soil from there. In addition, we bound trunk of cherry blossoms which we treated with bandage (tree planting tape).

The growing power of a tree recovery spot
Cherry blossoms performing growing power of a tree recovery have sign.

The growing power of a tree recovery spot
Bamboo is buried here.

The growing power of a tree recovery spot
We go in this bamboo and gradually send nutrition and moisture to root directly.

Then, to the spot of transplantation construction of cherry blossoms.

The transplantation spot
State of transplantation construction of cherry blossoms
(we transplanted in Tozuka in 2004)

Poster
Such a poster was put. "Recruitment of people making work with cherry tree of great Okagawa" ... is interesting!

Compost ground is installed in hodokin kuno east Elementary School from the field and seems to make compost from fallen leaves.
Used, and was empty now, but ...

Compost ground of east Elementary School

Compost ground of east Elementary School

The fourth cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, February 17, 2007 from 13:30 to 17:00
Weather: Cloudy weather to rain
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 16 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" four 20 people in total

Growing power of a tree recovery of cherry blossoms finally began. Cherry blossoms of the memorable first are cherry blossoms along the Kashio River close to ward office. Weather was cold badly, but what moved body eagerly so that sweat was blurred, and was over was longer for one and a half hours than plan and was 17:00. Everybody very thank you! Passerby saw interest deeply, too. After all, work is comfortable!

*Helmet and work gloves wearing are required for safety management. In addition, *shu which was expert performed work at high position because danger was accompanied.

We maintain environment so that moisture is gone around in root of cherry blossoms enough

1. Improvement of soil of the root

We worked using gaud and scoop, transplant gote. When we use scoop, attention is necessary not to injure root. As stone came out rumblingly when we dug, we took away.

Improvement of soil

We soften soil so that water soaks enough.

Improvement of soil

We mix yodo in soil.

2.Implantation of bamboo tube

Implantation of bamboo tube
We break bamboo and take knob.
(we leave the bottom gnarl)

Implantation of bamboo tube
We cut the tip diagonally

Implantation of bamboo tube
We attach bamboo which we broke in copper wire.

Implantation of bamboo tube

We dig hole burying bamboo tube with tool called double glass.
It is hole for about 1m in length of bamboo tube.

Implantation of bamboo tube
We bury bamboo.
We cover the tip with wire netting.

Implantation of bamboo tube

Finally we drained thing which we mixed plant animator and water with in bamboo tube.

Treatment of trunk of cherry blossoms

Treatment of trunk

We get rid of small piece of wood and garbage in hole which there was in trunk big.

Treatment of trunk

Hole which opened several places in trunk was connected to one all when we got rid of small piece of wood and garbage. In addition, in hole, small root grows and is mysterious scene.

Treatment of trunk

We mix ameliorant and charcoal called peat moss and we pour water and soften.

Treatment of trunk
We are at hole of trunk.

Treatment of trunk
We close the cap and are completed!

Treatment of trunk
Hole is gradually occupied.
Good luck!

Other approaches

The pruning of branch
We performed felling of unnecessary branch. We paint cut end with preservative.

Rope tension
We put rope of prevention of approach

State of cherry blossoms after growing power of a tree recovery measures

Notice of sign

We posted sign toward passerby later. We serve as activity PR of cherry blossoms saver!

Cherry blossoms after growing power of a tree recovery measures

Impression after activity

We participated in reproduction of tree which became old age, and there was new discovery and was able to work happily. In addition, we want to participate.
At last of medical treatment of original cherry blossoms could work, and was comfortable.
Cherry blossoms of the next year are a pleasure. In addition, this tree which we treated wanted to watch with pretty feeling like own child in future.
We were surprised that root grew in hollow of cherry blossoms. We admire strength of vitality. I am amazed to learn that there are various kinds of methods of medical treatment.
We felt when it did not last a long time if we did not take good care of each one. Of work anything and others want to let be useful.
The first experience was significant. We are thinking most to want to study in future.
We were able to feel attachment for cherry blossoms through work still more. We want to cure more and more in future.
By having been taught by parent that we studied work content in the days of child, future work is a pleasure.
In hollow root closely. Unexpected discovery was impressed.
We were able to perform happily! But why is it that weather of day of fieldwork is always bad?
We were very glad that we could touch cherry tree directly. We work hard a lot and are looking forward to becoming cheerful cherry blossoms from now on.
We were able to enjoy the first work. Put on motivation.
We keenly realized importance of reproduction of flower. We look forward to the next year.
It was good to be able to experience major surgery of cherry blossoms. Cherry blossoms of the next year are a pleasure. These cherry blossoms attachment seems to be heated. We want to make use in cherry blossoms protection of Tozuka in future.
We are impressed by vitality of cherry blossoms. We wait for pleasure one year later.

Taking a ceremonial photograph
Taking a ceremonial photograph
Activity will continue from now on!


The fifth cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, March 17, 2007 from 13:30 to 16:00
Weather: Fine weather
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 18 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" two 20 people in total

We picked up application of preservatives, the removal, garbage of weed of the trunk circumference, and to worked on the pruning of watering, branch to cherry blossoms which planned growing power of a tree recovery last time this time widely. It snowed in the morning, but weather is restored when we begin activity. Weather supported activity, too.

Application of the pruning and preservatives of unnecessary branch

The pruning of unnecessary branch
By pruning unnecessary branch, nourishment concentrates on trunk.

Application of preservatives
We apply preservatives to the pruning trace.

Macrophotograph
Macrophotograph which applied preservatives

In addition, we performed watering to cherry blossoms which planned growing power of a tree recovery.

The weed removal around cherry blossoms and improvement of the root soil

It is before the weed removal
Before the weed removal, it is such situation.

State of the weed removal
Remove weed a lot; and of soil perform digging up.

State of the weed removal
From weed, garbage came out in large quantities, too.

After the weed removal
It took approximately 2 hours in this one place, but feels fine so much!

Garbage picking

Garbage picking
We perform garbage picking.
It leads to improving charm of row of cherry blossom trees to clean around cherry blossoms.

Taking a ceremonial photograph
Taking a ceremonial photograph
It is ... in front of cherry blossoms which improved the weed removal, soil


The sixth cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 13:30 to 15:30
Weather: Fine weather
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 18 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" two 20 people in total

Growing power of a tree recovery work of cherry blossoms became the third, too. This time of application of the pruning and preservatives of branch, the removal of weed of the trunk circumference and soil of the root dug, and performed raising, but cherry blossoms savers was well experienced, and was scattered in each post as soon as had tool in the hand, and worked by fantastic teamwork quickly. Temperature was not so high, but broke a comfortable sweat at all because we worked with love to aged cherry blossoms hard. Cherry blossoms which had finished blooming of flower seemed to take a deep breath comfortably.

The weed removal and garbage picking

State of the weed removal
As it becomes warm, and weed grows up lively, it is eliminated using sickle and scoop hard.

State of big stone and garbage removal
When remove weed, stone rumblingly. We remove big stone and garbage carefully.

Application of the pruning and preservatives of unnecessary branch

As it was found that considerably big branch in high place had been ruined by pest this time,
Saver that you were used to climbed tree and was able to show the work.

State of the branch choice of high place
At first, it is rope and binds center of gravity part of branch to cut together well and hangs on crotch of reliable branch and pulls on ground.

State of the branch choice of high place
As branch is cut, we loosen rope pulling on ground and take down branch safely slowly in the ground.

Application of preservatives
We applied preservatives to part which cut off branch.

Improvement of the root soil around cherry blossoms

State of the root soil improvement
We dig hard soil around the root with scoop and soften.

State of the root soil improvement
It became considerably soft.

State of the root soil improvement
We level the surface using hoe neatly.

Notice of signboard during growing power of a tree recovery
We put signboard during "growing power of a tree recovery" to two cherry blossoms which worked on that day.
We look somehow proud of cherry blossoms.

Cherry blossoms during growing power of a tree recovery
Cherry blossoms which we put signboard during "growing power of a tree recovery" became the third in this.
We will do our best from now on.

The seventh cherry blossoms saver activity record

The date and time: Saturday, May 19, 2007 from 13:30 to 17:00
Weather: Fine weather
The number of participants: Cherry blossoms saver 14 +NPO corporation "Yokohama, *shu" two 16 people in total

Growing power of a tree recovery of cherry blossoms is the fourth, too. About six cherry blossoms along the Kashio River close to ward office which moved into action, we performed work of finish so far. Refreshing climate supported, and all the members worked skillfully, but what they ended was longer for one and a half hours than plan and was 17:00. We seem to have broken a sweat that it had very good all.

Work explanation from sakurashu

Meeting before work
About rearranging of past work content and activity of the day, we listened attentively to explanation of sakurashu.

1.Environmental maintenance around root of cherry blossoms

Grass pull, stone picking
At first, we performed grass pull around cherry blossoms and removing of stone as always.

Of soil of the root dig, and wake up
We performed work to soften soil.

2.We work on pit-style growing power of a tree recovery

Because we performed in February, but moisture and nourishment let you spread out enough in root of cherry blossoms,
We performed work to dig pit, and to bury machined bamboo tube.

Pit moat ri 1
Using double glass,

Pit moat ri 2
We dig more and more by turns.

Pit moat ri 3
We dug so deeply. And breath.

Pit moat ri 4
Person that hand opened pushes forward processing of bamboo.

Processing 1 of bamboo

Processing 2 of bamboo

Processing 3 of bamboo

Bamboo tube which was buried
It looks like we buried bamboo.

3.Repair of work until the last time

The removal of egg of ant
At the time of the fourth activity of February, performed work to fill cavity of cherry blossoms, but under the seat cover
As we found ant depositing egg, we tore off seat and removed egg of ant carefully.

4.We plant cherry blossoms to the circumference

Though we softened soil around cherry blossoms with much effort, people enter only by putting rope and are tense immediately. Therefore we thought to fix good environment for cherry blossoms which people did not enter by planting perpetual dianthus.

Plant flower around cherry blossoms; 1
We plant perpetual dianthus carefully.

Plant flower around cherry blossoms; 2
Perseverance is necessary to set small stock.

Water selling 1 to flower
We put up water to by stock carefully.

Water supply to bamboo tube
We pour water into bamboo tube which we buried with nourishment.

Tree planting tape roll
We bind trunk which ached with tree planting tape and take good care of ourselves. We put PR signboard to passerby by oneself.

Whole view of the end of the work
Nobody will enter if we clean only this

Taking a ceremonial photograph
We broke a sweat that it had good all. Let's do our best from now on.

The eighth - eleventh cherry blossoms saver activity record

We were absent from publication to homepage for a while since we performed the seventh activity in May. That is because meeting to expand organization plays a key role, and we pick up garbage, and activity the outdoors waters, and cherry blossoms saver activity after June is because we enter and were work steady at all including repair of prevention stake.

We publish four times of activities (for June 16, September 15, October 20, November 17) in this time, past that enlarged territory in new area in a mass. In addition, we were absent from activity in the summer in July, August.

Well, it is the first point of meeting to expand organization, but, in Totsuka Ward, we carry out "totsuka green and living and others campaign to go" as part of 1.5 million tree planting actions and push forward original approach to increase green under ward inhabitant and the cooperation of company in ward. In this approach, we invite public participation for "totsuka green supporter" as area adviser increasing green, but, by meeting in June, we register with "totsuka green supporter" as cherry blossoms saver and will participate in campaign positively.

For the second point, group of one of most performed cleaning activities in riverbed of the Kashio River, but, from point of view that it was necessary that these groups carried out a unified activity with common recognition, launched "the Kashio River forum". In the meeting of September, cherry blossoms saver will be added in this "Kashio River forum" and decides one representative of cherry blossoms saver and three managers, and either of four will attend at "Kashio River forum representative fair" that it is performed around one time a month in future.

Activity contents of June 16

Sprinkling to dianthus
We watered perpetual dianthus which we planted last time carefully.

Irrigation in bamboo tube
We poured water in bamboo tube. So that root of cherry blossoms can absorb enough moisture.

Garbage picking
We performed garbage picking of part which we put perpetual dianthus on.

Garbage picking
There is really a lot of garbage.

Garbage picking
We performed neighboring garbage picking.

Garbage picking
Really steady work. Thank you.

Meeting
We decide participation in green supporter

September 15
By plan of Director Suzuki of sakurashu, we are labelled as "cherry blossoms saver training course two quarters" for "meeting of (tentative name) Sakura Tozuka saver" of March, 2008 establishment in seven months from September and will repeat fieldwork and workshops.

The best and flag
We performed work that we raised "flag" from September and wore "the best".

Sprinkling and garbage picking
We performed sprinkling and garbage picking steadily.

Garbage picking
Accumulation of steady work is important.

Repair of entrance prevention fence
We repaired stake for prevention of entrance.

Souvenir picture
The best and flag. Everybody is good and looks good

Meeting
We selected one representative and three managers and decided participation in "Kashio River forum".

Activity contents of October 20

We plant dianthus
We planted large stock in point where perpetual dianthus which we planted in May had weakened again.

We plant dianthus
Root well this time!

Irrigation to trunk
On part of trunk which weakened, we tore off tree planting tape and fully did water.

Souvenir picture
Steady work, thank you for your work.

Activity contents of November 17

Mowing
We enlarged range of growing power of a tree recovery in the south side from November. We cut grass growing thick with sickle.

Garbage picking
A lot of garbage comes out when we cut grass.

Garbage picking
We remove garbage steadily.

Of soil dig, and wake up
After having cut grass, we soften soil near root of cherry blossoms.

The work completion situation
We breathed and felt fine. Cherry blossoms seem to be able to hibernate slowly, too.

Dead leaf removing
We removed dead leaf of cherry blossoms which laid thick on part which we put perpetual dianthus on last time.

Dianthus completion
Please do not enter. I feel sorry for flower. Let's watch cherry blossoms together.

Meeting
Cherry blossoms saver will participate in poster session of "collaboration forum Yokohama 2007" performed in information culture hall of Kannai on Sunday, December 9 (place of information exchange such as citizens concerned with practitioner of activity in area and local forum of each ward).

Poster making toward collaboration forum
On the night of November 29, representative and managers gathered and performed poster manufacture.

Poster making

Poster making

Poster completion

The day of the collaboration forum (Sunday, December 9)

The poster display situation
Poster which was put on information the seventh floor of the Cultural Center venue magnificently

The situation in hall
Active panel discussion is carried out in hall.

Representative explanation
Representative Sakama who does the whole explanation

Manager explanation
Komai manager who explains in detail of activity

Manager explanation
On the day we seemed to catch cold, but power begins explanation.

The venue situation
People who gathered in venue listened attentively eagerly very with fascination.

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