In the afternoon of 8 Dec, escorted by Mr. Lv Jianxiong, Executive Director General of Research Institute of Wood Industry, Prof. Kim Yoon Soo, Secretary General of International Academy of Wood Science and former President of Chonnam National University, Republic of Korea, visited CAF’s Wood Collection.
Dr. Li Shan from Research Institute of Wood Industry introduced the development history, current collection, academic research, international exchanges and social service of the Wood Collection. Prof. Kim proposed his suggestions on the future develop of the Wood Collection based on his academic visits to various wood collections in the world and research experience. This visit provided an opportunity for academic exchanges for CAF researchers with experts in the international wood science field, and enhanced the Wood Collection’s influence in the wood science field.
Built in 1928, CAF’s Wood Collection has a collection of over 25000 wood specimen and 30000 wood slices from 5100 species. It is China’s largest wood collection, renowned in wood science and technology both in and out of China. (Research Institute of Wood Industry)