The Forest of Peace team commissioned the bureau Rödl & Partner to analyze their project “Forest of Peace” in respect to forestry, child education and environmental protection and restoration. After several months of research by Rödl & Partner Germany and Rödl & Partner Thailand and with the cooperation of the Forest of Peace team the result in form of a report is now available to investors and other interested parties.
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Here an extract of the report of page 17 and below of page 21 & 22:
OVERVIEW OF “FOREST OF PEACE” PROJECTS IN THAILAND
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2. Operation models of the teak plantation in Thailand
The Main activities
- “Forest of Peace Project” is conducted by “Forest of Peace Foundation”.
- “Forest of Peace” Foundation supports actively Buddhist projects.
- First “Forest of Peace” Project called “Chok Chai 2010″ started in May 2009.
- 1,600 baby teak trees were planted on 4 Rai land (1.6 acres, 2,400 square meters) in Chok Chai, Nakhon Ratchasima (located 2 hours drive from Bangkok).
The processing method.
A standard process of teak plantation as described in the following chart:
- Maintenance (Year 1 to Year 5)
- Pre-Commercial Thinning in Year 6
- Regular Maintenance only (Year 7 to Year 10)
- First Commercial Thinning in Year 11
- Regular Maintenance only (Year 12 to Year 15)
- Second Commercial Thinning in Year 16
- Regular Maintenance only (Year 17 to Year 19)
- Final Harvest in Year 20
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OVERVIEW OF “FOREST OF PEACE” PROJECT IN THAILAND
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4. Thai teak against global warming
- Growing concerns over climate change effects have pressed the global community to address the negative impact of anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emission.
- Apart from the awareness of global community together to reduce global warming, there are mechanism-based businesses motivating the return of human and business units to help reduce global warming as well.
- The mechanism should be a part of global warming because it enables to balance the positive and negative effect of industrial production activity – it is called “carbon credit -”.
- In the global carbon cycle, the forest likely plays the vital role and the fact that deforestation may cause about 20 percent of global Green House Gas (GHG) emission.
- Besides, parts of the global carbon trade include a wide-range of forestry activities including afforestation, reforestation, forest conservation, forest management and rehabilitation.
- The role of Thailand forests relating to greenhouse gas emission; they are able to absorb Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere approximately 2.5 tons/hectare/year or approximately 0.4 trees/rai/year.
- Due to increasing use of fuel and energy for more development of the country, CO2 emission may rise from time to time to the high level of 102 trees/year within 2011.
- Following figure presents the adsorption rate of CO2 classified in species of wood:
|Adsorption rate of CO2 classified into species of wood|
|Species||CO2 (mg CO2/dm2/h)|
|Tectona grandis (Teak tree)||21.5|