The View of Forest Value
Mr.Xu Huacheng is a Professor in Beijing Forestry Univeraity
The view of forest value is the basis on which a forest development strategy isformulated. This paper dwells on the forest value and researches on the value of the forestlife maintenance in the contemporary world. Main contents and results of researches in fivefields are given as follows: (1) the retation of forest with biological diversity, (2) forests andthe world climate getting warmer and warmer, (3) effect of forests on precipitation, (4)hydrological effect of forests, (5) forests and maintenance of site quality. The author alsodiscusses on the consequence and limitations of the view of pure economic value of forestsand the view of labor division for a forest. He avers that the view of forest multiple value isbased on the cognition that it is closely linked with the various values of a forest. Biologicaldiversity and good ecological environment do not exist without a sound ecosystem, notspeaking of the sustained production of of forest products. At present, a forest managementwith the view of multiple values as a basic starting point is in the making. The view of forestvalue changes with the social economical development. Forest management activities underthe guidance of different views of forest value will lead to different results.