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Korea Forest Services Extends Consultation Program

Korea Forest Services Extends Consultation Program

DAEJEON, Feb. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the Korea Forest Service on Thursday, a consultation service to prevent forest disease and insect pests featuring retired public officials will continue this year. The consultation was introduced in 2017 to utilize exemplary retired government employees with expertise and experience as human assets of the nation. This [...]

Korea Forest Service Plants Trees to Fight Air Pollution and Heat Waves

Korea Forest Service Plants Trees to Fight Air Pollution and Heat Waves

DAEJEON, Aug. 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Forest Service revealed today that it was planning to create 10 “wind path” forests near cities and a 60-hectare forest aimed at blocking the spread of fine dust. The measure is expected to not only reduce fine dust levels but also reduce the likelihood of heat waves. [...]

Forest Service Teams Up with Towns, Social Enterprises

Forest Service Teams Up with Towns, Social Enterprises

DAEJEON, Jun. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korea Forest Service (KFS) will be pushing ahead with plans to foster local towns and social enterprises that take advantage of forest products. The KFS revealed today that it will support 18 community and social enterprises this year, expanding the figure to include 212 enterprises by 2022. According [...]

‘Double Row of Street Trees’: Korea Forest Service’s Answer to Fine Dust

‘Double Row of Street Trees’: Korea Forest Service’s Answer to Fine Dust

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Environmental authorities in South Korea will tackle fine dust problems by planting a double row of trees along streets nationwide. According to the Korea Forest Service (KFS) on Wednesday, according to new plans for urban green infrastructure over two rows of trees will be planted along streets across the country [...]

Urban Forests Offer a Respite from Scorching Summer Heat

Urban Forests Offer a Respite from Scorching Summer Heat

SEOUL, Aug. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — As brutal heat waves continue to hit South Korea, urban forests that work as naturally sourced air-conditioning systems are drawing attention. According to data released by the Korea Forest Service (KFS) on Wednesday, a thermo-graphic camera showed the average temperature in urban forests is between 4.5 and 2.3 Celsius degrees [...]