Update date: Dec. 10, 2003
Wakayama Research Center of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Forestry Experiment Station
和歌山県農林水産総合技術センター 林業試験場, ワカヤマケンノウリンスイサンソウゴウギジュツセンター リンギョウシケンジョウ
Director, BABA Ikuo
1504-1 Ikuma, Kamitonda-cho, Nishimuro-gun, Wakayama 649-2103 Japan
Number of employees：
Organization/Research department name (3)：
Management and Environment Department
Timber Engineering Department
Special Forest Products Department
Purpose of establishment：
Wakayama Prefectural Forestry Experiment Station was established at Takaike, Kozagawa Cho, Higashimuro Gun.
Breeding Division of the Forestry Experiment Station was renamed Wakayama Prefectural Forest Tree Breeding Nursery and was moved to Kurisugawa, Nakahechi Cho, Nishimuro Gun.
The Forestry Experiment Station was renamed Wakayama Prefecture Forestry Center and was moved to Ikuma, Kamitonda Cho, Nishimuro Gun.
Wakayama Prefectural Forest Tree Breeding Nursery was annexed to Wakayama Prefecture Forestry Center.
The divisions of agriculture, forestry and fisheries in experiment and research institutions in the Prefecture were united and installed as Wakayama Research Center of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Wakayama Prefecture Forestry Center was founded with
the aims to conduct research on and development of
various techniques, which serve as a foundation to the
timber industry. The Center is also engaged in studies
on breeding trees, which increase greenery, and
training of human resource appropriate for the timber
industry in order to protect, grow and utilize ample
forest resources of our Prefecture, which has long
been called Kishu, Province of Timber"".
1. Research and development of drying techniques and
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practical application tests of consolidated timber
in order to supply high-quality wooden products that
fit consumers' needs
2. Studies on management, including sustainable
forestry management, road networks and usage of
high-quality machinery that realize low-cost timber
production, as well as studies on the environment,
including creation of various forests that enhance
their beneficial functions and total utilization of
3. Periodical and intensive technical training, which
relates to growing of trees that serves as a
foundation to the studies of forests and forestry,
such as preservation of the foundation species and
progeny tests, and which aims at technical
enhancement of those engaged in the timber industry
and their successors who play a central role in the