The Japanese government’s “Urban Wood” program aims at revitalizing rural areas through a series of small-scale urban forestry projects.
The program, which was launched in 2011, aims to create employment opportunities in urban areas through small-time forest harvesting and tree-planting.
In recent years, the government has encouraged the implementation of small forest projects.
As part of the initiative, about 5,000 trees are planted each year.
However, the Japanese government said in April that the program will be scaled up and it is planning to implement a larger scale of the project.
The project has been implemented in more than 400 rural areas and urban areas across Japan.
However the government says the project has a limited impact on the environment, and has not resulted in any negative effects on local residents.
In response to criticism, the Ministry of the Environment has announced a revised program called the “Urban Forest Management and Conservation” that is expected to expand the program to more areas.
The ministry said that it plans to start conducting large scale forest projects in urban districts and will begin collecting data on forest cover in the near future.
The revised program is expected by 2020.