INNER MONGOLIA, September 14 -- The Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet) has been demonstrating Close-to-Nature Forest Management (CNFM) principle for about ten years. Recently, two APFNet-funded technical regulations on close-to-nature forestry management of Chinese Pine (Pinus tabuliformis) and Olgarian Larch (Larix principis-rupprechtii) plantations, as the local regulation in Chifeng City, Inner Mongolia, China, have been formally issued and taking into effect. This regulates the management scope, terms and definitions, species classification, tree species mix and close-to-nature management measures in those plantations, which are the outputs of APFNet-funded project in Wangyedian Forest Farm, Chifeng City.

Since 2010, APFNet has been demonstrating CNFM principle in Wangyedian Forest Farm through 2 projects. The main goal of applying CNFM there is to transform monocultures into multi-aged, diverse forests with a structural and species composition mimicking that of a natural forest in later successional stages.

FYG 9.14 key program Two APFNet funded Local Technical Regulations Approved in China

Before(Left) and after(right) effect of close-to-nature forestry management of Chinese Pine

APFNet is an international organization dedicated to advancing sustainable forest management and rehabilitation in the Asia-Pacific region.

By Xin Shuyu


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