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UEHARA Iwao

Professor

Date of Birth

1964.11.20

Mail Address

E-mail address

Laboratory Phone number

81-3-5477-2268

Laboratory Fax number

81-3-5477-2267

Homepage URL

https://ameblo.jp/ueharaiwao/

Profile

Born on 20th of Nov. 1964 in Nagano city

Major: Silviculture, Forest Therapy
Reforestation of abandoned forest, combination of artificial and natural regeneration, Forest & Trees Amenities

From School 【 display / non-display

  • 1986.03
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    1987.03

    Michigan State University   Faculty of Agriculture   Department of Forestry   Others

  • 1983.04
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    1988.03

    Tokyo University of Agriculture   Faculty of Agriculture   Graduated

From Graduate School 【 display / non-display

  • 1995.04
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    1997.03

    Shinshu University  Graduate School, Division of Agriculture  Master Course  Completed

  • 1997.04
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    2000.03

    Gifu University  Graduate School, Division of Agricltural Sciences  Doctor Course  Completed

Employment Record in Research 【 display / non-display

  • 2001.04
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    2002.03

    Tokyo University of AgricultureJunior College   Department of Environment and Landscape   Docent  

  • 2004.06
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    2006.09

    Tokyo University of AgricultureDocent  

  • 2006.10
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    2011.03

    Tokyo University of AgricultureFaculty of Regional Environment Science   Department of Forest Science   Associate Professor  

  • 2011.04
     
     

    Tokyo University of AgricultureFaculty of Regional Environment Science   Department of Forest Science   Professor  

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  • 2001.04
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    2009.03

      Docent  

  • 2003.04
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    2004.03

      Docent  

  • 2003.04
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    2010.03

      Docent  

  • 2004.04
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    2007.03

      Docent  

  • 2006.04
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    2007.03

      Docent  

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Forest science

Qualification and License 【 display / non-display

  • High School Teacher Specialization License

  • Practical English Proficiency Test (1or semi-1 or 2 class)

  • Hazardous Material Handler (second kind)

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Antibacterial effects of pyroligneous acid of Larix kaempferi

    Iwao UEHARA, Megumi TANAKA

    森林保健研究 ( The Society of Forest Amenity and Human Health Promotion in Japan )  2   14 - 19   2018.03  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Joint Work

  • Natural distribution of Pterostyrax hispida under the tree canopies of

    Iwao UEHARA

    関東森林研究  ( Society of Kanto Forest )  68 ( 2 ) 217 - 220   2017.11  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Single Work

    Pterostyrax hispida sometimes grows in colonies under the artificial Larix leotolepis stands in the Kanto districts or Central part of Japan. This study researched the natural distribution of Pterostyrax hispida at artificial Larix leptolepis stands in the 800 to 900 meters altitude in the Okutama Training Forest of Tokyo University of Agriculture. The Pterostyrax hispida colonies were often luxuriant under the Larix leptolepis tree canopies, but they were decreased under the Criptomeria japonica and Chamaecyparis obtusa canopies. The growth of Pterostyrax colonies also showed proportion with the tree height difference between Pterostyrax and Larix, or growth of the tree canopies of Larix. Those conditions must be suitable for Pterostyrax growth, because the light condition were profitable for them. However, growing in colonies of Pterostyrax restrained the other woody plants under the tree canopies of Larix. At the clay soil stands, the average height of Pterostyrax was low and their colonies decreased, too. It also showed the Pterostyrax has possibility as an indicator of soil condition.

    Keywords: Pterostyrax hispida, Larix leptolepis, colony, tree canopies, indicator

  • Cuttings of Lindera umbellata Thunb. and Lindera umbellata Thunb. var. membranacea

    UEHARA Iwao

    中部森林研究   65   11 - 14   2017.04  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Single Work

    Abstract: Lindera umbellata Thunb has a special sweet fragrance. It has been used as tooth picks for Japanese traditional cakes, but recently it has been also utilized as medical liquor and a bath solution. Demands for it as a medical plant have been also increasing. Therefore, producing stocks has another possibility for rural forests. This study attempted to make cuttings of Lindera umbellata Thunb and Lindera umbellata Thunb. var. membranacea (Maxim.) Momiyama. Each of the cutting materials was collected before leaves bloomed leaves in the middle of April in 2016. The cuttings were two types; 10cm and 20cm long and planted in a planter (60cm long × 22cm wide × 16cm depth). 15 cuttings were planted in each planter for a total of 90 cuttings planted for each of the types. The nursery bed for this experiment was soil for gardening (Kanuma soil). The percentage of blooming leaves of Lindera umbellata Thunb.was 80 percent and var. membranacea was 70 percent. However, the percentage of rooting for Lindera umbellata Thunb. was only 5 percent and var. membranacea was 15 percent. 15% of var. membranacea had callus. A survival rate of Lindera umbellata was 20% and var. membranacea was 30%. Measurement of data by SPAD of stocks with roots or callus were significantly higher than stocks without them (p<0.005).
    Keywords: cuttings, Lindera umbellata Thunb, Lindera umbellata Thunb. var. membranacea (Maxim.) Momiyama

  • Seminar and practice of Silviculture Laboratory of Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA)

    Iwao UEHARA, Megumi TANAKA, Izumi SUGAWARA

    中部森林研究   65   55 - 58   2017.04  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Joint Work

    The Forest Science Department (annual capacity: 140 students) of Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA) has a special education system which contains 9 laboratories. These 9 laboratories are Silviculture, Forest Ecology, Erosion Control and Revegetation Engineering, Forest Engineering, Forest Products Chemistry, Wood Science and Technology, Forest Management, Forest Policy, and an electron microscope laboratory. In each laboratory students participate in seminars, experiments, filed study, and a graduate thesis research. Junior students are selected and are able to join in one of the laboratories. Silviculture is a subject which consists of various fields such as forest ecology, tree physiology, forest soil, forest aesthetics, and so forth. Therefore, Silviculture Laboratory also includes various field seminars, experiments, and field studies. The studies are mainly practiced in the field which aims to allow the acquisition of multiple viewpoints. The topics include seeds, cuttings, nurseries, tree observations, field trips, studies at Okutama Practice Forest, Fuji experiment forest, and other forest fields. Junior students learn various skills of the studies and decide on their own graduate thesis theme. We surveyed students through a questionnaire in 2015 and 2016 and found vegetation survey is a key aspect among the practices.
    Keywords: seminar, training, Silviculture laboratory, Tokyo University of Agriculture (TUA)

  • Attempts of cuttings utilizing Criptomeria japonica, Chamaecyparis obtusa and Larix kaempferi wood for nursery bed.

    Iwao UEHARA

    関東森林研究   67 ( 2 ) 259 - 262   2016.11  [Refereed]

    Academic JournalResearch paper (scientific journal)   Single Work

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Books 【 display / non-display

  • Forest Amenities (Chinese translation)

    Iwao UEHARA, Yuko SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro SUMITOMO, Norimasa TAKAYAMA (Part: Joint Work )

    2019.05

  • Forest Amenities

    Iwao UEHARA, Yuko SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro SUMITOMO, Norimasa TAKAYAMA (Part: Joint Work )

    Chonnam National University  2019.02 ISBN: 987-89-6849-617-2

  • Silviculture Field Note

    Iwao UEHARA (Part: Single Work )

    Corona Publishing   2018.03 ISBN: 978-4-339-05258-9

    Textbook of silviculture.

    Chapter 1. Tree
    Chapter 2. Forest environment
    Chapter 3. Forest soil
    Chapter 4. Raising seedlings
    Chapter 5. What is silviculture
    Chapter 6. Forest Tending
    Chapter 7. Extra silviculture
    Chapter 8. New silviculture technic
    Appendix: Forest, Tree and Mathmatics

  • Forest Amenities -Health Science of Forests and Human Beings

    Iwao UEHARA, Yuko SHIMIZU, Kazuhiro SUMITOMO, Norimasa TAKAYAMA (Part: Joint Work ,  Cahapter 1: What is Forest Amenity? Chapter 2: Health Promotion Activities on Regional Social Welfare, Chapter 3: Forest Utilization on Counseling and Psychological Fields, Chapter 5: Medical Trees and Their Healing Culture, Chapter 7: Abroad Case Studies about Forest Amenities, Chapter 8: Forest Kindergartens, Chapter 10: Forest and Art, Chapter 12: Subjects, Themes, and Perspective of Forest Amenities )

    Asakura Publishing  2017.09 ISBN: 978-4-254-47052-9

    There has been already published some books about forest amenities. However, most of them showed limited experiments' results not about practical case studies and researches. Therefore, this book collects and shows many case studies of forest amenities. They include utilization of abandoned forests which are important Japanese forestry problem. The case studies are medical, social welfare, educational, psychological, and aethetic matters. Forest amenities has been researched more practically by them.

  • Illustration Introduction to Forestry for beginners

    (Part: Joint Work )

    2016.11 ISBN: 978-4-259-51863-9

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Review Papers, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • The healing effects of forests

    Iwao UEHARA

    Green Power ( Association of Forest Culture )  2019年9月号   6 - 7   2019.09  [Refereed]  [Invited]

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work1

  • Practice Forests of Universities and Forest Therapy Workshops in Taiwan

    Iwao UEHARA

    Forest Technology ( Japan Forest Technology Association )  924   28 - 31   2019.03

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work1

  • Citizen Workshop of Forest Therapy in Tokyo

    Iwao UEHARA

    Forest Recreation ( Forest Recreation Association )  382   4 - 7   2019.03  [Invited]

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work1

  • Workshop of Forest Therapy in Finland

    Iwao UEHARA

    Modern Forestry   2019年3月号   1 - 6   2019.03

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work1

  • Present overview of Forest Therapy in the world (1) -Asian countries-

    Iwao UEHARA

    Forest Science ( The Japanese Forest Society )  85   40 - 44   2019.02  [Refereed]

    Introduction and explanation (scientific journal)   Single Work1

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Scientific Research Funds Acquisition Results 【 display / non-display

  • Clinical studies on PTSD cares utilizing local forest environment

    Sprout Research

    Project Year:  2005.04  -  2007.03   

Past of Commissioned Research 【 display / non-display

  • Survey of reforestation methods for local forests to continuous utilization

    The General Consignment Study  

    Project Year: 2012.04  -  2014.03 

  • Scientific research on forest activities as health promotion

    The General Consignment Study  

    Project Year: 2005.04  -  2007.03 

  • Survey of forest utilization in future elder society

    The General Consignment Study  

    Project Year: 2003.04  -  2005.03 

Oral Presentation 【 display / non-display

  • The Possibilities of Forest Therapy in Korea

    Iwao UEHARA  [Invited]

    Special lecture about Forest Healing  (Gwangju)  2019.09  -  2019.09  Chonnam National University

    1. Healing effects of Forest Therapy

    Forests and the trees within them have many healing properties. They promote our health, prevent illness, provide relaxation opportunities, and a rehabilitation environment, can be a treatment place for disabilities, peaceful counseling space, and so forth.
    When we walk in the forest, we sometimes pay more attention to oneself and one's life. Walking and exercise in the forest can change our attitudes and perspectives, too.
    Trees also have many fascinating aspects for medical, art, and care utilization.
    All these special elements have provided various forest amenities and multiple healing effects.

    2. Case studies of Forest Therapy and the programs utilizing forest amenities

    I have attempted many case studies of forest therapy and forest amenity programs.
    First of all, Forest Walking. Walking is the simplest rehabilitation method and whole body exercise. Walking can prevent lifestyle related disease. In addition, individuals walking in the forest enjoy the landscape, fresh air, and natural environment.
    Next, relaxation. It is quiet and peaceful in the forest. Relaxation in the forest inspires natural peace in our body and mind. It adjusts our nervous system balance, too.
    Third, rehabilitation. For clients after an operation, accident, and preparing to reintegrate with society, forest walking & working is one possible rehabilitation program.
    Fourth, treatment and occupational activities.
    Carrying logs & branches, cutting trees & weeds, and planting trees and examples of occupational therapy.
    Fifth, counseling. Counseling in the forest makes clients relax and sensitive. Forest amenities like landscape aesthetics, wind, fragrance, birds singing sometimes give useful hints to solve our problems and provide an ideal setting for traditional counseling approaches.

    3. surveys and researches of forest amenities
    There have been already some invaluable studies utilizing forest amenities in Japan.
    By experiencing forest activities for a long term and constantly, some clients with mental, psychological, and physical disabilities showed improvement. Their communication has been also changed positively. Some experimental studies suggest that forest walking can reduce stress hormone, enhance immune function, and balance nervous system. Recently, some researches of the patients with Dementia could recover their communication ability, too.
    Trees also have great possibilities for healing. For example, some trees provide medicine, herb tea, and fragrance which have certain healing effects.
    In addition, trees and forest have been sometimes worshipped as natural god in asian culture.

    4. Possibilities of forest and tree amenities in Korea

    What is the special character of people living in Korea and how does it differ from Japan and other parts of the world? Many people prefer to enjoy and exercise in the park and nature. There are beautiful green parks, mountains, and forests in the Korea.
    Also, many kinds of trees, which are very similar with Japanese. Therefore, Korean forest environment has a big potential for forest therapy program.

    Let's reconsider Korean forests in this context and develop these possibilities together!

  • What is Forest Therapy ? Its possibility in China

    Iwao UEHARA  [Invited]

    China Annual Symposium of Horticultural Therapy 2019  (Beijing, China)  2019.09  -  2019.09  Chinese Society of Landscape Architecture

    1. What is Forest Therapy and its Healing Effects?

    Forest Therapy (Shinrin-ryoho) is promoting the health of both of forests and human beings! Forests and the trees within them have many healing properties. They promote our health, prevent illness, provide relaxation opportunities, and a rehabilitation environment, can be a treatment place for disabilities, peaceful counseling space, and so forth. When we arrive in the forest, we sometimes pay more attention to oneself and one's life. Walking and exercise in the forest also change our attitudes and perspectives.
    Trees also have many fascinating aspects for medical, art, and care utilization.
    However, some forests have been ill, depressed, and having stress like us human beings. So, forest therapy is attempting to heal forest and human beings each other.

    2. Examples of Forest Therapy and Forest Amenity Programs

    There have been many examples of forest therapy and forest amenity programs in Japan.
    First of all, Forest Walking. Walking is the simplest rehabilitation method and whole body exercise. Walking can prevent lifestyle related disease. In addition, individuals walking in the forest enjoy the landscape, fresh air, and natural environment.
    Next, relaxation. It is quiet and peaceful in the forest. Relaxation in the forest inspires natural peace in our body and mind. It adjusts our nervous system balance, too.
    Third, rehabilitation. For clients after an operation, accident, and preparing to reintegrate with society, forest walking & working is one possible rehabilitation program.
    Fourth, treatment and occupational activities in the forest. Carrying logs & branches, cutting trees & weeds, and planting trees are typical examples of occupational therapy.
    Fifth, counseling. Counseling in the forest makes clients relax and sensitive. Forest amenities like landscape aesthetics, wind, fragrance, birds singing sometimes give useful hints to solve our problems and provide an ideal setting for traditional counseling approaches.

    3. Case Studies of Forest Amenities

    There have been already many invaluable case studies utilizing forest amenities in Japan.
    By experiencing forest activities for a long term and constantly, some clients with mental, psychological, and physical disabilities showed positive treatment effects! Their communication has been also changed positively.
    Some experimental studies suggest that forest walking can reduce stress hormone, enhance immune function, and balance nervous system. Recently, some case studies of the patients with Dementia could recover their communication ability, too.
    Trees also have great possibilities for healing. For example, some trees provide medicine, herb tea, and fragrance which have certain healing effects.
    In addition, trees and forest have been sometimes worshipped as natural god in Japanese culture.

    4. Possibilities of Forest and Tree Amenities in China
    Many people recently prefer to enjoy and exercise in the nature. There are beautiful green parks, mountains, and forests in China, too. Also, there are many fairy tales and local traditional folk culture concerned with trees or forests. Therefore, Chinese forests have a big potential for forest therapy programs in them.

  • Counseling in the movies

    Iwao UEHARA, Hiroe TAKEUCHI

    The 52nd Congress of the Japanese Association of Counseling Science  2019.08  -  2019.08  The Japanese Association of Counseling Science

  • The effects & possibility of forest therapy in Finland

    Iwao UEHARA  [Invited]

    International Forest Therapy Days in Finland 2019  (Evo, Finland)  2019.07  -  2019.07  International Forest Therapy Days in Finland 2019

    1. Define of Forest Therapy
    Forest Therapy (Shinrin-ryoho) is promoting the health of both of forests and human beings.
    Forests and the trees within them have many healing properties. They promote our health, prevent illness, provide relaxation opportunities, and a rehabilitation environment, can be a treatment place for disabilities, peaceful counseling space, and so forth. When we arrive in the forest, we sometimes pay more attention to oneself and one's life. Walking and exercise in the forest also change our attitudes and perspectives. Trees also have many fascinating aspects for medical, art, and care utilization. However, some forests have been ill, depressed, and having stress like us human beings. So, forest therapy is attempting to heal forest and human beings each other.

    2. Examples of Forest Therapy and Forest Amenity Programs
    There have been many examples of forest therapy and forest amenity programs in Japan.
    First of all, Forest Walking. Walking is the simplest rehabilitation method and whole body exercise. Walking can prevent lifestyle related disease. In addition, individuals walking in the forest enjoy the landscape, fresh air, and natural environment.
    Next, relaxation. It is quiet and peaceful in the forest. Relaxation in the forest inspires natural peace in our body and mind. It adjusts our nervous system balance, too.
    Third, rehabilitation. For clients after an operation, accident, and preparing to reintegrate with society, forest walking & working is one possible rehabilitation program.
    Fourth, treatment and occupational activities in the forest. Carrying logs & branches, cutting trees & weeds, and planting trees are typical examples of occupational therapy.
    Fifth, counseling. Counseling in the forest makes clients relax and sensitive. Forest amenities like landscape aesthetics, wind, fragrance, birds singing sometimes give useful hints to solve our problems and provide an ideal setting for traditional counseling approaches.

    3. Case Studies of Forest Amenities in Japan
    There have been already many invaluable case studies utilizing forest amenities in Japan.
    By experiencing forest activities for a long term and constantly, some clients with mental, psychological, and physical disabilities showed positive treatment effects! Their communication has been also changed positively. Some experimental studies suggest that forest walking can reduce stress hormone, enhance immune function, and balance nervous system. Recently, some case studies of the patients with Dementia could recover their communication ability, too.
    Trees also have great possibilities for healing. For example, some trees provide medicine, herb tea, and fragrance which have certain healing effects.
    In addition, trees and forest have been sometimes worshipped as natural god in Japanese culture.

    4. Possibilities of Forest and Tree Amenities in Finland
    What is the special character of people living in Finland and how does it differ from Japan and other parts of the world? Many people prefer to enjoy and exercise in the park and nature. There are beautiful green parks, mountains, and forests in the Finland. Also, there are many fairy tales like concerned with trees or forests in Finland. Therefore, Finland forests have a big potential for forest therapy program.

  • How to start forest therapy in Finnish forest?

    Iwao UEHARA  [Invited]

    International Forest Therapy Days in Finland 2019  (Evo, Finland)  2019.07  -  2019.07  International Forest Therapy Days in Finland 2019

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Social Contribution 【 display / non-display

  • Consultant of Green Therapy and Landscape Architecture Research Center of Tsinghua University, China

    Tsinghua University, China  (Beijing, China) 

    2019.09
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    2022.08