Source:People’s Daily Online-People’s Daily Overseas Edition
Lumberjack sculpture in the Forest Industry Cultural Park.
Song Xiulin takes juice from the trunk of a birch tree.
Forest dwellings, piled up like a wall like chopping wood, logging tools…Erdaobaihe at the foot of Changbai Mountain, Jilin The town has a unique park, which is the Forest Industry Cultural Park. Here, artists from all over the country have respectively shaped the images of forest felling, sawing, lifting and moving workers, as well as five sets of bronze castings taken by forest workers. The art magnified and reorganized the nine sets of tools commonly used in forest felling, miniaturized. The houses and residences of the seven groups of forest workers in the past were recorded. The park uses old train sleepers, old stone slabs, dead wood and Changbai Mountain =”20500437″>Basalt volcanic slag paving, and modern lighting technology, reproduce the characteristics of the forest industry culture of the year, adding a”check-in” place for the local construction of characteristic tourist towns.
For thousands of years, a kind of precious wooden gang culture has been produced on the inaccessible land of Changbai Mountain in Jilin Province. The ancestors thrived for generations on this vast and magical black land. They walked between the mountains, walked in the primitive old forests, fought against the harsh climate and venomous snakes and beasts, and played a long song of logging, recording the history of forest development and changes in Changbai Mountain.
In the 1950s, along with the construction and development of the forest area, a large number of builders from all over the world came here, most of whom came here by College and technical secondary school graduates, transferred officers and soldiers, break through the east Composed of tough guys. They are aggressive, generous, warm and hospitable, and they also bring the culture and customs of various places here.
In Erdaobaihe Town, we met 59-year-old Song Xiulin. In the 1960s, Song Xiulin’s parents came from Shandong to the Xianrendong Forest Farm of the Wangou Forestry Bureau in the Hunjiang area (now Baishan City). In 1979, when the forest farm was relocated, Song Xiulin went to work in the Baihe Forestry Bureau Redstone Forestry. As people’s awareness of environmental protection has increased, closing mountains for afforestation replaced logging. Nowadays, tree planting, forest protection, and forest cultivation have become new jobs for forest workers.
By chance, Song Xiulin met Chen Lifeng and Cheng Yu, who are in charge of Yanbian Yida Baihua Industry Co., Ltd., and they used birch sap from the trunk of the birch tree to make wine and produce birch sap. Beverages and series of cosmetics are the main business of this company, and these products have become tourist products with local characteristics. Nowadays, Song Xiulin works in this company with some companions, mainly responsible for extracting juice from the birch trunks.”Although working outside, the salary will be slightly higher than here, but I can’t bear to leave here.” Song Xiulin said,”I love the big forest, and I love the land where I was born and raised.”
Today’s The Changbai mountain area is full of greenery, and the roar of the felling machinery that once echoed over the forest has gone. In order to pass on the unique charm and form of the forest industry culture, in 2016, the local government used a section of the beautiful pine forest on Changqing Road to create this cultural park with the theme of forest industry memory.
Meng Fanying, Minister of Propaganda of Changbai Mountain Management Committee, introduced that in order to better develop Changbai Mountain’s global tourism, the local area has created red tourism, medical care tourism, Ice and snow tourism, hot spring tourism and other products.