per capita forest area of ??0.132 hectares, less than the world average of 1 / 4; per capita forest accumulation of 9.421 cubic meters, less than the world average of 1/6. It is expected that by 2015, the domestic timber supply and demand gap will reach 140 million -1.5 billion cubic meters. According to statistics, from 1980 to 2005 China's timber conservation and substitution of more than 400 million cubic meters.
Practice has proved that wood conservation and substitution is to alleviate the contradiction between timber supply and demand, to achieve sustainable use of timber resources is also an important way to develop a recycling economy, building a conservation-oriented society is an inevitable requirement. To solve the problem of shortage of timber resources in China,
one is to use the existing domestic forest resources and appropriate imports; the second is appropriate tree planting; third is the development of timber conservation and substitution. On November 29 last year, the General Office of the State Council issued the Circular of the General Office of the State Council to forward the Opinions of the State Development