China to create new forest reserves to rebalance domestic wood market

Six new forest reserves will be set aside as part of China’s National Forest Reserve Construction Planning for 2016 to 2050, according to the State Forestry Administration (SFA).

These reserves will be created in the southeast coastal regions, in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, on the Huang Huai Hai plain and in the southwest, Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei provinces. A further reserve will be created in the Northeast.

When completed the area of national reserves will extend to 14 million hectares. Around 95 million cubic metres of logs can be sourced from national forests, gradually rebalancing domestic supply and demand.


Source: ITTO