The Jinju Experimental Forests include the Weora and the Gajwa Experimental Forests.
The forest is located in the southern temperate forest region of Korea, surrounding Mt. Weora in Jinju city, Gyeongsangnam-do province. The northeastern side of the forest has a steep slope while the southwestern side has a mild slope. The Nam river flows adjoining the northern boundary of the forest. The forest retains the gene conservation plantation of multi-purpose tree species. One of the major projects ongoing in the forest is to develop technologies for growing medicinal and edible plants in the forest while raising trees.
Munsan-up, Geumsan-myun, Jinseong-myun in Jinju cityArea : 722 ha
The forest is located at the foot of Mt. Cheonyong(116.8 m a.s.l.) in Jinju city. Because it has a plantation archive (126 ha) for a wide variety of bamboos including Phyllostachys pubescens, Phyllostachys bambusoides and Phyllostachys nigra var. henonis, research projects on bamboo forests have been actively conducted. The forest also functions as an urban forest and an educational site for students and the public by opening an arboretum and a medicinal plant garden.
Gajwa-dong, Jinju cityArea : 27 ha
01 Ex situ conservation of forest genetic resources
02 Developing technologies for the control of forest insect pests and diseases occurring in the southern part of Korea
03 Establishing experimental sites for developing short-term income sources
04 Establishing and managing carbon sink forests
05 Developing new varieties of ornamental tree species
06 Establishing educational forests for students and the public