Journal of Korean Nature
, Funding information
-jeong Kim ,
National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, 396-1, Mannyeon-dong, Seo-gu, Daejeon 302-834, Korea
Received 22 July 2011. Revised 22 August 2011. Accepted 29 August 2011. Available online 2 December 2014.
A village forest is a place for intentional purposes with natural and ecological grounds including history, culture and faith. The study investigates and analyzes land use, soil status, flora, vegetation, disease and insects, uses and management of Mansongjeong (pine tree) forest in Hahoe, Andong designated as natural monument for the purpose of preserving the Village forest. This diagnoses current vegetation of the forest and secures basic information to propose sustainable management. The land use analysis showed that wetlands and streams around the forest accounted for 44.2%, peripheral environment with high humidity and the soil analysis stated that the pH was proper but organic materials, total nitrogen and effective phosphorous reached below the average or overfeeding. The flora consists of 119 kinds including 37 families, 13 varieties, 1 species and 1 frost aster (Aster pilosus Willd) and there are 22 naturalized species. The vegetation stated that there were 859 Pine trees (Pinus densiflora), 6 zelkovas (Zelkova serrata), 1 nut tree (Castanea crenata) and 1 plum tree (Prunus mume), showing that the pine trees dominated in the upper part of the forest. There shall be consideration for new or existing forest with tree planting by excluding factors which may affect traditional tree-planting pattern in region with old trees and forming natural generation congress in the future. Pest research discovered that there were 9 kinds including Rhyacionia duplana (Hubner), aphids, mites, Tomicus piniperda (Linne) and zelkova silverfish. Usage and management results showed that the number of visitors was small but sharply increased during the festival season of Hahoe Village and there were 14 facilities in 2 kinds. A project on protecting the forest was designated and performed once in 2006. Systemic and pest managements considering ecological features of shade intolerant trees like pine trees through proper light penetration and adjusting crowd rates and regulating number of visitors are required to sustain the Mansongjeong Forest.
For further details log on website :