General Agriculture & Forestry
近自然森づくり研究会

The Kinshizen Forestry Society,a voluntary study group, was established in March 2011 to apply Swiss forestry systemwhich is aim of harmony between environment and management to Japan.Head of this group is Professor Toshikuni OKAMURA at Graduate School of Hokkaido institute of Technology,Special advisor is Mr.Masatoshi YAMAWAKI,Director of Swiss Kinshizen Institute, and the staff from General Agricultureand Forestry Co.,Ltd. serve as the secretariat. There are 42 members from different types of work such as local government,forestrycooperative,forestry companies and architectures (as of January 2013). The main activities are exchanging information throughoutthe year, going to Switzerland for forestry inspection and organizing workshops and seminars in Japan.

Workshop of ecology examination for the forest workers

Workshop of ecology examination for the forest workers


土壌断面の見方演習
近自然の本場を訪ねるスイス・ツアー
本日の復習(口答テスト)

Practice reading soil profiles

Tour to Switzerland,the birth place
of Kinshizen (Close-to-nature)

Today's review(Oral test)

森林の遷移の解説
河畔断面の森林の遷移
適地適木を判断するエコグラム

Description of forest succession

Forest succession of river cross-section

The echogram for deciding
"suitable trees at right spots"

近自然森作り研究会
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