Distribution of Forests in China

Distribution of Forests in China

The Greater Hinggan: The biggest and most important pine forest in China. The mountain is 1,400 kilometers long and 300 kilometers wide -- 62 percent of which is covered by forests with a total area of 15 million hectares. 

The Lesser Hinggan: located next to the Greater Hinggan with a forest area of 11 million hectares. It is a major provider of wood in China, supplying one-fifth of the country′s total.  

The Changbai Mountain: located east of Jilin Province with a forest area of over 10 million hectares. The great variety of flora species makes it a forest museum, which was identified by UNESCO as an International Biosphere Protection Zone. 

The Xishuangbanna Tropical Forest: lying on the southern tip of Yunnan Province. It has the biggest reserve of natural flora and houses 4,000 advanced flora, 100 rare trees and some economic trees, like the rubber tree, oil palm, coconut palm and cinchona.  

The Shennongjia Virgin Forest: Located in the northwest of Hubei Province, it has a forest area of 0.5 million hectares. It is well known for its salvage mystery.  

The Wuyishan Mountain: lies in the northwest of Fujian Province with the best-reserved primeval forests in the southeast of China. With a forest area of 57,000 hectares, it is hailed as the specimen of the biological circle.  

The Forest of Taiwan: located in the east of Taiwan Province. The large number of camphor tree produce makes up two-thirds of the world′s natural camphor. Red junipers in the A-Lee Mountain are 60 meters tall and 3,000 years old.

Source: http://www.chinaculture.org