(1) The 4th National Fir Symposium
In order to improve the quality of fir plantation in a targeted way, realize the sustainable, healthy and stable development of the fir industry, and promote local poverty alleviation and rural revitalization, the Chinese Society of Forestry held the 4th National Fir Symposium and Working Conference on Promoting the Poverty Alleviation of the fir Industry in Liping County, Southeast Guizhou Prefecture, Guizhou from October 27 to 30, 2019. More than 200 fir experts and scholars from more than 40 units across the country participated in the symposium.
The theme of the symposium was centered on the technology of improving the quality of fir plantation in a targeted way. There were 3 branch venues, 5 invited reporting activities and 27 special academic reporting activities. The content of the symposium mainly included four aspects: first, the key technologies for cultivating superior varieties of fir plantation; second, the key technologies for efficiently cultivating fir plantation; third, the key technologies for maintaining the long-term productivity of fir plantation; fourth, the key technologies for non-timber forest-based economy and deep processing of high-valued forest products. During the symposium, the participants inspected the the second generation clone-orchards for fir, large-diameter timber cultivation base and Dong Village culture related to fir of the Guangxi Gaofeng State Owned Forest Farm in Liping County.
(2) The 3rd National Fir Symposium
From December 24 to 27, 2018, the Chinese Society of Forestry held the 3rd National Fir Symposium in Liuzhou, Guangxi, with the theme of improving the quality of fir plantation in a targeted way. 187 representatives participated in the symposium.
Researcher He Guiping of the Research Institute of Subtropical Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Researcher Lin Kaimin of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Professor Huang Zhiqun of Fujian Normal University, Researcher Huang Kaiyong of Academy of Forestry of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Associate Professor Huang Lin of Nanjing Forestry University were invited to make reports named “Strategy and Thinking of Fir Breeding in the New Period”, “Density Control Technology for Cultivation of Large-diameter Fir Timber”, “Microbial Metabolism and Fertility Degradation Mechanism of Continuously Planted Fir Forest”, “R&D and Scale Application of Fir Container Seedling Technology”, “Diversity and Pathogenesis of Fir Anthracnose Pathogens and Its Preventive and Control Measures”, respectively.
The symposium was held in two branch venues for academic exchange with the theme of genetic breeding of fir and efficient cultivation of fir, respectively. Professor Yu Yuanchun of Nanjing Forestry University, Professor Qin Yuan of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Associate Professor Bian Liming of Nanjing Forestry University, Chairman Ye Xinzhong of Guangxi Zhuangxiang Wood Industry Co., Ltd., and Manager Xie Shugan of Guangxi Huawote Ecological Fertilizer Co., Ltd., and other 21 people made an academic report, respectively. 46 conference papers and 12 abstracts were collected. 3 papers were granted with First Prize, 5 with Second Prize, 15 with Third Prize and 20 with Excellence Award.
Upon the completion of the symposium, the participants were organized to inspect the state-level high-quality fir seedling breeding base of the State-owned Beijianghe Forest Farm of Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the fir germplasm resource bank of Xishan Forest Farm of Rongan County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the demonstration base for efficient cultivation of fast-growing wood, fir exhibition hall, and fir ecological board processing base of Guangxi Zhuangxiang Wood Industry Co., Ltd.
(3) The 2nd National Fir Symposium
From November 26 to 28, 2017, the Chinese Society of Forestry held the 2nd National Fir Symposium in Huitong, Hunan Province with the theme of improving the quality of fir plantation in a targeted way. More than 180 representatives participated in the symposium.
Tian Dalun, Professor of Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Ma Xiangqing, Professor of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Duan Aiguo, Researcher of China Academy of Forestry, Zheng Renhua, Professor of Fujian Academy of Forestry Sciences and Li Xiaochuan, Professor Senior Engineer of Guangdong Academy of Forestry Sciences, respectively delivered the invited lectures themed “Positioning Study of Hydrological Process of Fir Ecosystem”, “Research on Phosphorus Efficient Utilization in Fir Plantation, “Research Progress on Several Important Contents in the Cultivation Process of Fir Plantation”, “Research and Application of Selection and Breeding of Improved Variety of Fir - Taking A Case of Fujian Province” and “Current Situation, Problems and Countermeasures of Fir Management in Guangdong Province”.
At the symposium, the academic exchanges were made in two sessions for fir breeding and cultivation and fir ecology. 22 people, including Ou Bin, Professor of Jiangxi Environmental Engineering Vocational College, respectively delivered the academic lectures. 38 conference papers and 12 abstracts were collected. 2 papers were granted with First Prize, 3 with Second Prize, and 6 with Third Prize.
Upon the completion of the symposium, the participants were organized to inspect the National Field Scientific Observation and Research Station of Fir Forest Ecosystem for Central South University of Forestry and Technology and the Experimental Base of National Field Scientific Observation and Research Station for Chinese Academy of Sciences in Huitong, Hunan.
(4) The 1st National Fir Symposium
On November 1, 2016, the Chinese Society of Forestry held the Inaugural Meeting of Fir Professional Committee and the 1st National Fir Symposium in Fuzhou. Professor Yu Xintuo, a famous fir expert and former president of Fujian Forestry University, Tian Dalun, Professor of Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Liu Hesheng, Deputy Secretary General of Chinese Society of Forestry, and more than 120 representatives attended the symposium. Liu Hesheng, Deputy Secretary General of Chinese Society of Forestry, and Wang Yimei, Deputy Director General of Fujian Forestry Department, unveiled the Fir Professional Committee of Chinese Society of Forestry.
The Chinese Society of Forestry discussed the Five-year Work Plan of Fir Professional Committee of Chinese Society of Forestry (2017-2021). The participants discussed the text of the work plan carefully and reached a consensus on the work in the next five years. Shi Jisen, Professor of Nanjing Forestry University, Zhang Jianguo, Researcher of Forestry Research Institute of China Academy of Forestry, Xiang Wenhua, Professor of Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Wang Silong, Researcher of Shenyang Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Lin Sizu, Professor of Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, respectively delivered the keynote lectures themed “Some Basic Problems on Genetic Improvement of Advanced Fir”, “Origin of Fir”, “Long Term Observation and Simulation Prediction of Ecosystem Function Process of Subtropical Fir Forest”, “Long Term Soil Productivity Maintenance Mechanism of Fir Plantation” and “Thinking on Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Fir”.