Chin J Plan Ecolo ›› 2002, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (增刊): 133-139.

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THEORY AND PRACTICES FOR FOREST VEGETATION RESTORATION: NATIVE FOREST WITH NATIVE TREES-INTRODUCTION OF THE MIYAWAKI'S METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTION OF "ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOREST (ECOLOGICAL METHOD TO REFORESTATION)"

 

WANG Ren-Qing1, Kauze FUJIWARA2 , YOU Hai-Mei2
  

  1. 1 Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity, School of Life Science, Shandong University, Jinan 250100, China; 2 Laboratory of Vegetation Science, Graduate School of Environmental and Information, Yokohama National University, Yokohama 240-8501, Japan
  • Online:2002-09-01 Published:2015-03-09

Abstract:

Abstract   This paper introduces the Miyawaki’s method (ecological method to reforestation) for recreating environmental protection forest, which is devised by integrating the concept of potential natural vegetation and the Japanese traditional idea of shrine forest. The most importance of the method is to initiate and advocate restoration of native forest with native trees, and the purpose of the method is intended to shorten the time span largely for restoring natural forest vegetation in barren or non-tree land to 1/10–1/5 the normal period of natural secondary succession. Over 600 locations in Japan are successful for the reconstruction of' local forests since 1970, and also several overseas successful cases are in Malaysia, Thailand, Brazil, Chile and in some parts of China using this ecological method to reforest rainforest, evergreen broad-leaved forest and summer green forest. Out of question, it is useful and referential to restore and recreate Chinese ailing and destroyed forest vegetation using Miyawaki’s method from now on.