CDSC Forest – Trees for the Future
We started this project at our 25th anniversary at the beginning of the school year 19/20, together with our local partner Chiang Mai University (Forest Restoration Research Unit) and the Watershed Management Unit Chiang Mai. In the spirit of sustainability, this project should not only be a short entertaining activity but constantly grow and prosper. Little by little, we want to develop into a climate-neutral school. By planting trees in the CDSC Forest each year, we aim to offset our CO2 emissions. By involving the students in the project, we want to educate them to be responsible for our environment.
Our CDSC Tree Nursery
Project Reports from FORRU
2019-2021 Forest Restoration for Carbon Offset for CDSC (Click here for the full report)
In general, the results from these plots are very good. Both survival and growth rates exceeded values typical of other plots monitored by FORRU in the same area. Across whole plot, RCD averaged 13.13 mm (Appendix II) increasing by about 180.31%/year (predicting an increase in average RCD to an average of about 36-37 mm by end rainy season Y2), implying that the trees will have almost tripled in size by end Y2.
2020-2022 Forest Restoration for Carbon Offset for CDSC (Click here for the full report)
The recommended “excellent” species to restore bamboo-deciduous forest to this site are: X. xylocarpa, P. emblica, E. bengalensis, T. nudiflora, B. variegata, A. microsperma and M. toosendan. Also acceptable are T. bellirica, D. cultrata, E. fruticosa, P serratum, F. capillipes, C arborea, A lakoocha and S. rarak. The exceptionally high survival and growth rates recorded on this site may be attributable to residual soil fertility from agricultural use of the site.
Donation Run organized by the school community (click here to read the article about the event)
Plant sale organised by the grade 5 students and parents’ council
Measuring in CDSC Forest
On 11/29/2022 my class 7 went to the CDSC forest. Once there, we saw again our cute seedlings that we diligently planted last year. We checked and measured our seedlings with the support of the FORRU [...]
Our school forest for our future
Climate change concerns us all! Climate protection takes place outside the "normal" classroom in the school's own forest. This was established for the 25th anniversary of the CDSC in 2019. Since [...]
CDSC Forest planting day – Pupils planted 600 trees
Since 1961, an estimated two-thirds of Thailand's forests have been cut down. Students from the CDSC countered this by planting 600 trees which will absorb approximately 8 tonnes [...]