This Law is formulated in order to protect, cultivate and utilize rationally the forest resources in China. Forests in China are owned by whole people, or by collectives, or the trees owned and forest land used by individuals. The forestry department under the State Council shall be responsible for forestry work throughout the country. The forestry departments of the people's governments at the county level and above shall be responsible for forestry work in their respective areas. Full-time or
Forestry Law of the People's Republic of China (2009).