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Announcement on Sponsorship for Post-Congress Excursion of the 4th International Congress on Planted Forests

As planned, there will be two routes for the post-Congress excursions, where the northern route will visit the planted forests for public welfare and ecological protection in Hebei, and the southern route will visit the planted forests for commercial and industrial purposes in Hainan. For more information, please see: http://www.icpf2018.com/line/line.shtml. 

Thanks to the generous support by the local host, the Congress will be able to sponsor 40 registered overseas participants (non-Chinese passport holders) to attend the post-Congress excursions, 20 for each route respectively, based on a “FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED” principle. Please fill the enclosed sponsorship application form and send it to the Secretariat at: icpf2018@vip.163.com.

For self-funding participants, the estimated costs for each route are as follows:

(1) Northern Route: The estimated hotel room cost is RMB 350/person/night and will be paid by participants upon arrival at the hotel; and miscellaneous cost for shuttle bus transportation and served meals are USD 100/person and will be collected by the organizer in advance.

(2) Southern Route: The estimated cost for air tickets between Beijing-Haikou is RMB 2,500 and will be booked and paid by participants (Recommended flights due to organized pick-up transportation: Oct.26, CA1361, Beijing-Haikou; Oct. 27, CA1354, Sanya-Beijing). The estimated hotel room cost is RMB 350/person/night and will be paid by participants upon arrival at the hotel; and miscellaneous cost for shuttle bus transportation and served meals are USD 100/person and will be collected by the organizer in advance.

4th International Congress on Planted Forests

Post-Congress Excursion

The topics of the field trips in several routes to the North and South of China include valuable wood production, intensification of plantation, multiple-purpose management of planted forests, planted forest landscape, Three-North Shelterbelt Forest, local culture specialty, etc.





Northern Line: Ecological public welfare planted forests in North China

(Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm and Mulan Weichang Management Bureau of State-owned Forest Farm of Hebei province)

Introduction:

The Saihanba Mechanical Forest Farm of Hebei province (hereinafter referred to as Saihanba Forest) is located in the southern margin of Hunshandake Sandy Land in Inner Mongolia, which covers 92,000 hectares, had by the 1950s become barren due to excessive logging, allowing sand to blow into Beijing from the northern deserts. In 1962, the Saihanba Forest was established, and hundreds of foresters began planting trees in the area. Three generations of these foresters have increased forest cover from 11 percent to 80 percent. The million mu of forest sea has successfully blocked the succession process of forest to grassland and grassland to desert degradation in this area. At present, the Saihanba Forest has successfully built a large-scale forest ecosystem base, which has changed the local natural landscape. The research has accumulated valuable experience of afforestation in this alpine region, establishing a successful model for sand control, artificial afforestation and improvement of ecological environment in northern China.

The Mulan Weichang Management Bureau of State-owned Forest Farm of Hebei province (hereinafter referred to as Mulan Forest), covering 105900 hectares with forest covers 82.2%, is the main cradle of the Luan River. After more than 50 years of development, this forest has become an important ecological support to block the southward impact of sandstorms. In recent decade, the Mulan Forest has been actively exploring innovative forest management techniques by applying the concept of close-to-nature forest management based on its own conditions, establishing “Demonstration Area on Forest Management in Northern China” covering more than 10,000 hectares with more than 40 different models.

Excursion Program of Northern Line

25- 27 October, 2018

Date

Day

Time

Activities

25/10

Thu.

17:00

Drive to Mulan Weichang County, Hebei province, gathering in front of the National Convention Centre.

22:30

Arrive at Mulan Weichang County, Hebei province

Check in the hotel

26/10

Fri.

07:30

Breakfast

08:30

Drive to the Saihanba Forest, field trip

12:00

Lunch

13:00

Continue to the field trip in the Saihanba Forest

17:00

Drive back to Mulan Weichang County, Hebei province

18:30

Dinner

27/10

Sat.

07:30

Breakfast

08:30

Field trip to the Mulan Forest, Hebei Province

12:30

Lunch

14:00

Drive back to Beijing

 


Southern Line: Commercial industrial plantations in South China

(Hainan Jinguang Group Asia Pulp and Paper (China), Sustainable management of plantations

 

APP-China is synonymous with Sinar Mas Paper (China) Investment Co., Limited and the group of companies under its direct investment in China. APP-China began investing in manufacturing sites in China in 1992 focusing primarily on the Yangtze and Pearl River Deltas. APP-China has set up a series of pulp and paper mills with state-of-the-art technology and equipment, in the meantime, modern fast-growing, large-scale plantation has been established as well. APP (China) Forestry (ACF), as the forestry management company of APP, is managing 19 forestry companies and 2 modern nurseries. ACF has nearly 300,000 hectares of forest plantation in 9 provinces including Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan and Henan. In 2001, APP (China) established Environmental Management System, and was one of the first forestry enterprises in China that passed ISO14001 certification. Five forest companies in Hainan, Guangdong and Guangxi had their plantations certificated in 2011, and it was the first patch of forest companies which passed the CFCC-FM certification in China. In June 2014, two forest companies passed the CFCC-FM. At present, the plantations of CFCC-FM / PEFC-FM certificated are 254.7 thousand hectares, accounting for 88.36% of its self-planted areas. In the process of continued to step up sustainable management APP-China Forestry has it commitment to stand by management legality, scientific and technological innovations, eco-friendly practices, social responsibility and sustainable development to be a green-circulation and sustainable forestry company.

Excursion Program of Southern Line

26- 27 October, 2018

Date

Day

Time

Activities

26/10

Fri.

08:35

Leave Beijing Capital Airport for Haikoi Airport via flight CA 1361

11:59

Arrive at Haikou Airport, then drive to plantations, with simple lunch on the way

15:00

Visit the plantations managed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) with different sites

18:00

Dinner, and then check in the hotel

27/10

Sat.

07:30

Breakfast, and then check out the hotel

08:40

Drive to Yangpu

09:00

Visit paper mills managed by Asia Pulp and Paper

11:30

Lunch

13:00

Drive to Sanya, contining to visit plantations managed by Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) with different sites

19:25

Leave Sanya Airport for Beijing Capital Airport via flight CA 1354

23:35

Arrive at Beijing Capital Airport