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THE DYNAMICS OF THE SCENIC FOREST OF THE ZIJIN MOUNTAIN AND THE MANAGEMENT CONCERNED
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Pages: 1-12
Year: Issue:  3
Journal: Journal of Nanjing Forestry University(Natural Sciences Edition)

Keyword:  Scenic forestLandscape resourcesForest dynamics;
Abstract: The Zijin Mountain is famous for its historical and scenic spots and landscape resources. On the south slope lies the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a great democratic revolutionary forerunner of China, Ming Tomb and other important historical sites. The scenic forest constitutes an important component part of it. This paper analyses the forest dynamics of the mountain. During the last 30 years on the basis of the information contained in the three forest management surveies carried out since 1953. The main results are that the rate of forest-cover has increased by an average rate of 1.86% a year, the utilization ratio of the forestry land increased from 55.9% in 1953 to 88.4% in 1982, the standing crop increased by an average rate of 5.3% a year, the vegetational dynamic tended to sequence succession. But the stand age-structure is ageing and the aesthetics class of the forest landscape is dropping.According to this information, new decesion of forest management have been adopted, which should chiefly bring the third effectiveness into full play. Stand have been classified according to different roles played by them. Technological designs have also been made forest landscape reconstruction establishement of new scenic spots with special features, stand thinning, stand reform, regeneration and protection. Now all these designs and working plan have already been applied in practice and good effects have begun to result.
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