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Restoration of Representative Type Forests in Western Japan
Forest park planning
In recent Japan, there have risen many environmental problems concerning forest vegetation. In this paper, the present state of forests in western Japan has been summarized in order to solve those problems. We emphasize that various types of forest should be restored based on traditional forest use, then introduce some recommended forest types to protect endangered species, to harvest forest products, to maintain traditional culture and landscape and to develop several functions of forests. A method of zoning for forest planning is improved and proposed to restore such type forest. An official plan to establish representative type forests was drawn up at a forest park in the suburbs of Hiroshima City. Actual vegetation of the park was investigated by a new simple survey technique and phytosociological methods. From the point of view of restoration ecology, a zoning plan of forest vegetation in the park was examined based on the data of vegetation structures, distribution of vegetation elements and a map of actual vegetation.
広島大学総合科学部紀要. IV, 理系編