Certified Forest

An FSC®-Certified Forest

Morotsuka Village’s forests have been recognized worldwide, and in 2004 they became Japan’s first village-based forest to receive FSC® certification.

The FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) is an organization that recognizes forestry practices in which the distribution and processing of trees cut from forests take into account principles of conservation that also benefit the region and is practiced in a sustainable manner for the future.

In addition to the lumber produced in Morotsuka, its dried shiitake mushrooms were also certified by the FSC®. It is rare for food products to become FSC®-certified, and Morotsuka’s dried shiitake are the only such certified product in the world.

Choosing FSC®-certified products supports the protection of not just the region of that product, but of forests across the world as well.