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Assessing tree stability in spruce plantations (the MARCSMAN project)

Under the scope of the MARCSMAN project, a PhD study focusing on snow and wind damage in actively managed Norway spruce forests in Norway has been started by Peter Zubkoc in NIBIO. The student will be working with Barry Gardiner, the risk work package leader, at IEFC in order to familiarize himself with the ForestGales […]

Gemm_Est project: rebirth of interest fin resin from plantation forests

Credit photo INRAe
Since 2010, there has been a resurgence of softwood tapping in Spain, Portugal and southwestern France. Through this operation, oleoresin rich in molecules of the terpene and polyphenolic families as well as resin acid is secreted to heal the scar. It contains in particular turpentine, alpha and beta-pinenes and rosin. These compounds are […]

HOMED project : assessing 18 months of work on emerging biotic risks

Due to global change, forests are exposed to unprecedented threats from non-native pests and pathogens (PnPs). In Europe, their number has increased and continues to increase dramatically. Currently, the greatest damage in European forests is often caused by these invasive alien PnPs, whose emergence might be promoted by climate change. The overall aim of HOMED […]

IEFC member University of Valladolid strengthens its cooperation with Vietnam by creating a virtual campus in Hanoi during the COVID19 pandemic

iuFOR (Forestry training at the University of Valladolid) is launching an online forestry training tool to support universities in Vietnam.
Several years of collaboration between the University Institute of Sustainable Forest Management (iuFOR), of which the School of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Valladolid (Palencia campus) is a part, and Vietnamese universities through the BioEcoN […]

DEFID2 development : share your data!

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission is launching a research initiative that aims to develop the Database of European Forest Insect & Disease Disturbances (DEFID2).
Forest pests and pathogens are an increasing concern in Europe, but a comprehensive assessment of their occurrence is still lacking. To fill this knowledge gap, the JRC is […]

Tapping Experiment – SustForest+

80 years later, research on the factors influencing resin productivity continues in Aquitany
Collection of resin from pine on dry heathland, one day since tapping
In France, pine resin production reached its peak in the 1930s and about 100,000 litres of resin per year were produced in the Landes forest at that time. From this period, there […]

Advancing in the control of the pine wilt disease

Three tolerant Pinus pinaster families, from the breeding program of the Lourizán Forest Research Center, are included in the Spanish Forest Reproductive Material Catalogue
Pine wilt disease, caused by the nematode Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, is the main threat to pine stands in Europe. Breeding for tolerance to this nematode is one of the main strategies for coping […]

European Bioregions Facility

Representatives from some of the most highly innovative regions of Europe (Basque Country, North Karelia and North Rhine-Westphalia) gathered together under the umbrella of the European Forest Institute (EFI) and launched the new European Bioregions Facility in Bilbao on the 9th and 10th of March 2020. The aim of this new facility is to work […]

Species adaptation to climate change

The REINFFORCE network presented at the conference “Managing forests in the 21st century”
Addressing the need to increase the adaptation and mitigation capacity of European forests to climate change impacts, the conference “Managing forests in the 21st century” brought together scientific experts on the forest management from all over Europe. The aim was to discuss and […]

Low Carbon Label Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)

Introduction of the low carbon label in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France)
Presentation of the implications in silviculture of the Low Carbon Label by Gabriel Ducos and Henri Husson (CNPF)
The CRPF Nouvelle-Aquitaine presented simulation results aimed at estimating the implementation effects of the low carbon label in the region during a seminar organized by Sysdau at INRA (Bordeaux, France) […]