The Japan Forest Engineering Society

Outline of the Japan Forest Engineering Society

The harvesting of timber and utilization of forests require expertise regarding eco-systems and the environment. Conflicting objectives such as economics and ecology, productivity and the environment, and harvesting and regeneration must be resolved and harmonized scientifically and technologically.

The Japan Forest Engineering Society was first established in 1951 as the Japan Forest Engineering Association. The purpose of this Association was to bridge the gap between research and actual forestry, and to promote the technology of forest engineering. The members encompassed researchers, administrators, forest engineers, forest managers, and forestry machine manufacturers.


The JFES supports self-improvement of and communication among members through following activities.

  • Holding Annual JFES meeting
  • Publishing Journal of Japanese Forest Engineering Society
  • Holding domestic and international conferences, symposiums, workshops and seminars


Members include individuals, students, organizations, and supporting members.
Please check here to learn more about membership and how to join us.

Journal and Literatures

JFES publishes the Journal of the Japan Forest Engineering Society four times a year. This contains original articles, reviews, research notes, and so on.
Please check here to learn more about the journal and how to submit your paper.

International Conference

Check out coming international conferences on forest engineering field from here.