||Symposium on Green Tree Retention and Conservation of Biodiversity, 26 April 2014, Kaderu 2.7 Hall, Sapporo
Green-tree retention (GTR) is a technique to leave live trees on cut areas in order to conserve biodiversity and ecosystem services, and has been practised in various parts of the world. However, effects of GTR have not been evaluated in purely man-made forests.
In this symposium, we give an introduction to a large-scale experiment of GTR in artificial fir stands (Abies sachaliensis), which was launched last year in prefectural forests of Hokkaido, as a joint research program. Besides, several talks will be given on practices for conservation of biodiversity/ecosystem services in forestry in Japan.
For more information please contact Shun'ichi Makino, Hokkaido Research Center, phone: 011-851-5184