4th International Congress on Planted Forests
The topics of the field trips in several routes to the North and South of China include valuable wood production, intensification of plantation, multiple-purpose management of planted forests, planted forest landscape, Three-North Shelterbelt Forest, local culture specialty, etc.
Northern Line: Ecological public welfare planted forests in North China
(Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm and Mulan Weichang Management Bureau of State-owned Forest Farm of Hebei province)
The Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm of Hebei province (hereinafter referred to as Saihanba Forest) is located in the southern margin of Hunshandake Sandy Land in Inner Mongolia, which covers 92,000 hectares, had by the 1950s become barren due to excessive logging, allowing sand to blow into Beijing from the northern deserts. In 1962, the Saihanba Forest was established, and hundreds of foresters began planting trees in the area. Three generations of these foresters have increased forest cover from 11 percent to 80 percent. The million mu of forest sea has successfully blocked the succession process of forest to grassland and grassland to desert degradation in this area. At present, the Saihanba Forest has successfully built a large-scale forest ecosystem base, which has changed the local natural landscape. The research has accumulated valuable experience of afforestation in this alpine region, establishing a successful model for sand control, artificial afforestation and improvement of ecological environment in northern China.
The Mulan Weichang Management Bureau of State-owned Forest Farm of Hebei province (hereinafter referred to as Mulan Forest), covering 105900 hectares with forest covers 82.2%, is the main cradle of the Luan River. After more than 50 years of development, this forest has become an important ecological support to block the southward impact of sandstorms. In recent decade, the Mulan Forest has been actively exploring innovative forest management techniques by applying the concept of close-to-nature forest management based on its own conditions, establishing “Demonstration Area on Forest Management in Northern China” covering more than 10,000 hectares with more than 40 different models.
Excursion Program of Northern Line
25- 27 October, 2018
Drive to Mulan Weichang County, Hebei province, gathering in front of the National Convention Centre.
Arrive at Mulan Weichang County, Hebei province
Check in the hotel
Drive to the Saihanba Forest, field trip
Continue to the field trip in the Saihanba Forest
Drive back to Mulan Weichang County, Hebei province
Field trip to the Mulan Forest, Hebei Province
Drive back to Beijing
Southern Line: Commercial industrial plantations in South China
(Hainan Jinguang Group Asia Pulp and Paper (China), Sustainable management of plantations
APP-China is synonymous with Sinar Mas Paper (China) Investment Co., Limited and the group of companies under its direct investment in China. APP-China began investing in manufacturing sites in China in 1992 focusing primarily on the Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas. APP-China has set up a series of pulp and paper mills with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, in the meantime, modern fast-growing, large-scale plantation has been established as well. APP (China) Forestry (ACF), as the forestry management company of APP, is managing 19 forestry companies and 2 modern nurseries. ACF has nearly 300,000 hectares of forest plantation in 9 provinces including Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Henan. In 2001, APP (China) established Environmental Management System, and was one of the first forestry enterprises in China that passed ISO14001 certification. Five forest companies in Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi had their plantations certificated in 2011, and it was the first patch of forest companies which passed the CFCC-FM certification in China. In June 2014, two forest companies passed the CFCC-FM. At present, the plantations of CFCC-FM / PEFC-FM certificated are 254.7 thousand hectares, accounting for 88.36% of its self-planted areas. In the process of continued to step up sustainable management APP-China Forestry has it commitment to stand by management legality, scientific and technological innovations, eco-friendly practices, social responsibility and sustainable development to be a green-circulation and sustainable forestry company.
Excursion Program of Southern Line
26- 27 October, 2018
Leave Beijing Capital Airport for Haikoi Airport via flight CA 1361
Arrive at Haikou Airport, then drive to plantations, with simple lunch on the way
Visit the plantations managed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) with different sites
Dinner, and then check in the hotel
Breakfast, and then check out the hotel
Drive to Yangpu
Visit paper mills managed by Asia Pulp and Paper
Drive to Sanya, contining to visit plantations managed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) with different sites
Leave Sanya Airport for Beijing Capital Airport via flight CA 1354
Arrive at Beijing Capital Airport