|Meeting with project partners at Koishikawa Botanic Garden of Tokyo University|
Of the plants encountered so far, two stand out in particular. Kalopanax pictus and Tilia japonica. Kalopanax pictus is grown as an important timber tree along with Betula ermanii and seeing it as a large tree, growing in a stand of Picea jezoensis and Abies sachalinensis was quite a sight!
|L-R Tom Price, Hirofumi Stubano, Dr. Daisuke Sakue & Ben Jones|
|Bench in noodle bar made from Tilia japonica|
At the meeting with other project partners, we gave a presentation, detailing the aims and objectives of the trip over the next two years, and where the outcomes of the project help us deliver the core activities of the University, Garden and Arboretum. The response was very positive with offers of support in the form of guides to accompany us in the field, permit applications, collaborative collecting trips into the field and other logistics.
|View from University of Tokyo Forest, Hokkaido|