The recognition of forest type is one of the key problems in forest resource monitoring. The Radarsat-2 data and QuickBird remote sensing image were used for objectbased classification to study the objectbased forest type classification and recognition based on the combination of multisource remote sensing data. In the process of objectbased classification, three segmentation schemes (segmentation with QuickBird remote sensing image only, segmentation with Radarsat-2 data only, segmentation with combination of QuickBird and Radarsat-2) were adopted. For the three segmentation schemes, ten segmentation scale parameters were adopted (25-250, step 25)， and modified Euclidean distance 3 index was further used to evaluate the segmented results to determine the optimal segmentation scheme and segmentation scale. Based on the optimal segmented result, three forest types of Chinese fir, Masson pine and broadleaved forest were classified and recognized using Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier with Radial Basis Foundation (RBF) kernel according to different feature combinations of topography, height, spectrum and common features. The results showed that the combination of Radarsat-2 data and QuickBird remote sensing image had its advantages of objectbased forest type classification over using Radarsat-2 data or QuickBird remote sensing image only. The optimal scale parameter for QuickBird&Radarsat-2 segmentation was 100, and at the optimal scale, the accuracy of objectbased forest type classification was the highest (OA=86%, Kappa=0.86), when using all features which were extracted from two kinds of data resources. This study could not only provide a reference for forest type recognition using multisource remote sensing data, but also had a practical significance for forest resource investigation and monitoring.