CMU opens Plant Nursery for Forrest Restoration

2 December 2020

Faculty of Science

Chiang Mai University held a Thai Environmental Day on December 4, 2020, with an opening of the Local Young Plants Nursery at Doi Suthep Natural Study Center, opened in honor of His Majesty the King. CMU’s Vice President Associate Professor Dr. Sampan Singharajwarapan presided over the opening ceremony and Professor Dr. Thorranin Chairuengsri, Dean, Faculty of Science gave a welcoming speech for honorary guests from various agencies supporting environmental conservation.

During the opening the nursery provided home delivery of local young plants and Dr. Dia Panitnart Shannon, Head of Doi Suthep Natural Study Center said it is a source of rare local seeds in northern Thailand and is used for forest restoration on Doi Suthep Mountain by the Forest Restoration Research Unit, Faculty of Science.

The nursery covers 100 square meters and was constructed in 2019 and was formally opened on December 4, 2020 and consists of an
1. Exhibition Hall which houses information on forest restoration by method of structural plants, composition of seeds, examples of dried plants and examples of tools used in the nursery.
2. Seed Room houses examples of seeds and provides information on the Seeds Bank Project for genetic conservation of local plants, and has examples of dried plants.
3. Tool Room which houses nursery materials for seeding plants, planting materials and various tools.
4. Area for preparation and seed planting,
5. Nursery area where local young plants are grown before they are replanted for reforestation.

The center hosts educational activities for the community and helps to encourage people to participate more in forest restoration. For further information, please contact
Ms. Aueng – Arin Saichan Tel. 084-6116345; Doi Suthep Natural Study Center, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University;