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  • Located within the Taipei Nan-hai campus complex,

  • the Taiwan forestry research institute has a history over a hundred years since its establishment in 1896.

  • Originally a tree nursery engaging in forestation and the raising and cultivation of seedling experiment.

  • Over the years, TFRI has been working hard to develop from a nursery to a research institute.

  • In line with the nation’s forestry policies and social development,

  • TRFI has been conducting emerging forestry search for the forest ecosystems in Taiwan.

  • In 1999 after the reorganization of the government,

  • TFRI was elevated to become a central government research institution under the jurisdiction

  • of the Council for agriculture.

  • Currently, TFRI is made up of 10 divisions having a total of twenty-seven laboratories,

  • and 6 research centers located in different parts of the islands

  • in order to carry out forestry management and research on forestry and forest products.

  • Besides providing assistance to various research projects,

  • TFRI conducts field experiment and establishes conservation areas

  • at each research center according to native species and geographical properties.

  • In order to maintain the original composition of native forest plants,

  • the TFRI hopes that all the divisions can demonstrate team spirit on the basis of mutual cooperation

  • promoting the important issues of forestry including forest biology,

  • silviculture techniques, forest protection, forestry management, watershed management,

  • forest products utilization,

  • forest extension,

  • management planning of research forests

  • and planning and management of national botanical gardens

  • so as to share the research findings with the society culture and economy of Taiwan,

  • and contribute to the sustainable development and heritage of forests in Taiwan.

  • The hot and humid climate of Taiwan has nurtured a wide variety of organisms.

  • In order to study forest biology,

  • silviculture techniques and forest protection and to ensure resources conservation,

  • TFRI engages in the survey monitoring, collection, preservation and assessment of the composition,

  • and systematic classification of forest plants and the genetics of modification of important species.

  • Moreover, TFRI has established a comprehensive tree seed bank,

  • and well-founded forest conservation policies,

  • and the herbarium code named TAIF

  • for the conservation and restoration of rare and endangered plant species in Taiwan.

  • In order to study the possible hazards on forest organisms brought by human interference,

  • and to prevent the impact of exotic species on the forest ecosystem in Taiwan.

  • TFRI researchers have developed a database with records of forest fires

  • and a fire behavior prediction system, exotic organism monitoring and prevention system,

  • and a forest disease and pests assessment and diagnostic center

  • in order to provide forest health maintenance,

  • forest insect pests and animal control,

  • and other related enquiry services to ensure a watertight and well organized forest protection work.

  • TFRI has also engaged in forest biotechnology research in recent years,

  • such as using bioreactors to produce taxol with known anti-cancer function,

  • and to propagate Cinnamomum kanehirae elite individuals

  • having high economic value well propagated using tissue culture or cuttings;

  • genetic transfer to produce transgenic plant of Eucalyptus globulus seedlings,

  • with low lignin content was achieved as well.

  • Researchers have surveyed and analyzed the composition nutrients

  • and carbon storage of forest soils,

  • offer reference to forest owners on forest management practices

  • to enhance productivity of forest land and value of the forests,

  • and thereby bring new opportunities to the forest resources in Taiwan.

  • To achieve the goal of sustainable management of Taiwan’s forests,

  • forest ecosystem management has become an important issue for TFRI.

  • Well-laid management planning and effective management objectives

  • and strategies of forest land use are the foremost task of forest management.

  • Research applies ground survey,

  • remote sensing and geographic information system techniques

  • to collect data for the implementation of the database for the management of research forest,

  • forest land classification and forest resources inventory

  • in order to help forest managers capture the conditions of forest land

  • and to monitor the dynamic changes of forests.

  • As well as to carry out protects on nature conservation area,

  • forest ecology park, forest management area, and waterfront management area.

  • In stand management,

  • researchers discovered suitable forests tending methods

  • that can improve both the quantity and quality of timber production from plantation,

  • and thereby enhanced biodiversity

  • promotes soil and water conservation as well as environment conservation.

  • Forests are a natural green reservoir and can purify water quality.

  • Therefore, for us not only conserve water resources but are also the cradle of pure clean water.

  • Due to the mountainous geographical features in Taiwan and the rapid water flow,

  • water conservation is difficult.

  • Researchers therefore have established a natural disaster prevention system

  • based on monitoring of mud and landslides assessing the hydrological impact of intensive land use

  • and the benefits of vegetation covers on resource conservation

  • so as to develop theories and techniques on soil and water conservation.

  • In addition, assessments and studies have been carried out on the quake stricken areas on their hydrology

  • characteristics of the collapsed areas and restoration of cover.

  • Forest and forestry management and development

  • are critical to the well-being of the nation’s landscape security and people’s livelihood.

  • With the macro view on forest and ecosystem management,

  • researchers have carried out multiple assessments and studies on the importance of forest economic efficiency

  • on the economy, society and ecology of Taiwan.

  • To enhance value additions of forest products and to fulfill the goals of environmental protection,

  • the TFRI also dedicates to the R&D of green forest products.

  • In wood material utilization,

  • researchers have studied the utilization of small diameter logs from silviculture thinnings

  • or wood composite with agroforest wastes,

  • and other materials such as plastics in order to create the regeneration value of agroforest wastes.

  • In promoting the sale of high value-added forest products,

  • researchers have developed laser carving technique

  • for wood material to enhance value of wood products with drawings.

  • Moreover, the TFRI devotes effort to strengthen processing and utilization of bamboo materials

  • and to develop new bamboo products.

  • The studies on paper making have covered the development

  • and utilization of all kinds of plant fiber resources,

  • improvement of pulping and bleaching processes, and assessment of paper properties.

  • To make full use of waste paper resources,

  • studies on the regeneration and recycling of highly processed paper products

  • and waste paper particle boards have been conducted.

  • Additionally, to satisfy the demand for environmental protection,

  • and to enhance the added value of products,

  • the R&D of various specialty papers have been initiated in recent years.

  • Such as the making of ancient specialty papers with modern technologies,

  • fire resistant papers, insect resistant papers, air freshener papers, and jet ink papers.

  • The division of wood cellulose also engaged in study on the treatment of pulping and papermaking effluence.

  • Forest wastes have been used to produce in organic composite board

  • with the carbon dioxide injection method.

  • It is a fast processing method and ensures decay resistant and insect resistance of the product.

  • The fire resistance coefficient of the product complies with Class C national standard.

  • Termites, fungi and weather are the degraders of wood on the hot and humid island.

  • To extend he service life of wood research has been carried out on all kinds experiments

  • such as the treatment with new water-soluble wood preservatives,

  • wood coatings have been tested for outdoor durability

  • and heat properties of wood were studied for further understanding.

  • To expend the market of forest products and enhance the quality of furniture made in Taiwan,

  • TFRI consistently provides valuable reference information.

  • To effectively disseminate TFRI research findings and latest forestry information

  • provide enquiry services to the public and strengthen forest education and applications,

  • researchers have made use of different communication channels and media

  • such as publication of forestry book series;

  • periodicals and films,

  • the establishment of the forestry library and the exhibition halls

  • and the establishment of forestry research web.

  • Additionally, the TFRI accepts commissioned studies and various consulting services

  • and provides guidance to the different agencies and forestry related industries.

  • In the face of the trend towards globalization and the global village,

  • TFRI has actively carried out cooperation initiative

  • and exchanging with international educational and research institutions

  • and has launched cooperation agreements on biodiversity conservation

  • and forest ecosystem management among others so as to carry out exchanges beyond national boundaries.

  • Each of the 6 research centers in different parts of the island

  • has unique flora and management conditions due to their distinct local geographical and climatic conditions

  • and has provided many valuable opportunities for field research;

  • enabling researchers to carry out field surveys and research to collect relevant information on forest.

  • To facilitate management of the experimental forests,

  • the TFRI in addition to forestation and nursery efforts has carried out network planning and maintenance

  • to ensure the smooth flow of forest roads, and facilitate research and management.

  • In recent years the TFRI has actively promoted large-scale projects

  • such as the design and construction of botanical gardens,

  • forest ecosystem management and environmental forest research.

  • The national botanical garden design and construction plan

  • includes the renovation of existing botanical gardens,

  • and the construction of high mountain botanical gardens and coastal area botanical gardens

  • as well as management personnel training and provide explanations on the ecology and the environment.

  • The project covers field experiment of multiple aspects of silviculture practices,

  • watershed and riparian monitoring and conservation,

  • and the establishment of permanent plots for long-term observation and modification of management policies.

  • TFRI has conducted in-depth research on various environmental forests such as urban forest,

  • cultivation and plantation of windbreak forest and coastal areas and green belts in industrial areas

  • to enable sustainable development and help foster the creation of a green silicon island.

  • Forests are the lifeline of Taiwan,

  • rational management and utilization of forest

  • with due consideration on the preservation of the ecosystem and public welfare

  • are definitely the correct chords for sustainable management of the forests.

  • TFRI hopes that through an ideology combining economical, social, ecological and educational aspects.

  • It is able to discover new force of life and green spirits for the beautiful island of Taiwan.

Located within the Taipei Nan-hai campus complex,

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Taiwan Forestry Research Institute Introduction - 2002 - English

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    陳瑞亨   posted on 2017/11/20
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