Hidden treasure of asia－Forestry culture in Taiwan
Forestry that preserves the valuable history and culture of the past hundred years is an important asset of Taiwan. The existing forestry culture parks have revitalized the memories of the past and provide new experiences through the practice of conservation, restoration and reuse.
Taiwan’s forest policy shows the development of its forestry history. Because of its financial challenges, the nationalist government had to implement a deforestation plan as its chief financial resource to support the economy for quite a few years after 1945. It was the so-called period of forest exploitation.Then it gradually came to the era of “ecological conservation” and “sustainable development” after the policy of logging prohibitions on domestic old-growth forests was implemented in 1992. As time has passed, the forests have been endowed with different functions and tasks according to the needs of the times, and thus the precious and bountiful historical culture of forest parks was formed and developed.
Would you like to learn more about the interdependent relationships between forests and Taiwanese people? It is recommended that you visit “Luodong Forestry Culture Park”, “Dongshih Forestry Culture Park”, “Alishan Forestry Village and Hinoki Village” and “Lintianshan Forestry Culture Park” to find out more about how those glorious years of forestry supported the life of the Taiwanese people and boosted economic development through the manifestation of memories and feelings from the past.