The close-to-nature management of forests is a management model with “individual cultivation of target tree - selective cutting of individual plants” as the main content, that is, throughout the forest cultivation process, all forest management measures are carried out around the target tree to foster the coniferous and broad-leaved mixed muti-functional uneven aged stratified forest that focuses on the production of large diameter timber, so as to provide continuous coverage of large diameter timber and woodland, and mitigate the negative effects caused by forest cutting on the severe fluctuations of the ecological environment, and enhance the ecological function of forests.
In order to fulfill its job, the forest farm invited the professional investigation team of the Surveying and Mapping and 3S Engineering Technology Research Center of Beijing Forestry University to conduct the accurate non-cutting measurement over the forest resources under the coordination of the technical personnel of Chifeng Forestry Academy and the Forest Farm, and compiled the Investigation Report on the Forest Resources of the Wangyedian Forest Farm and the Multi-functional Forest Management Plan of Wangyedian Forest Farm under the guidance of the experts. With more than five years of efforts, the operation of near 7000 mu (1mu≈667m2), the close-to-nature forest in the Wangyedian Forest Farm have shown satisfying results. The tall and straight target trees are marked with bright red for special protection, the interference trees are cut out and the planted seedlings are scattered among the tall trees, showing vigorous life. With this mode of management, the vast green forest will never wither. (Wangyedian Experimental Forest Farm)
Regular stand management (single structure)
Close-to-nature management of Larix principis-rupprechtii stands (uneven aged stratified forest)
Individual cultivation of the target tree
Close-to-nature management of Pinus tabuliformis Carrière demonstration forest (uneven aged stratified forest)