REINFFORCE Arboretums: Sentinel devices against pathogens at the European level.
Between 2011 and 2013, thanks to the REINFFORCE project of the Interreg Atlantic Area programme, a collection of 38 arboretums with different origins from 32 different forest species was established along the European Atlantic coast (from Scotland to Portugal). The aim was to observe their growth, phenology and condition that different diseases and pests […]
PEN-CAFoRR launches new platform to promote cooperation, common perspective and standardized techniques.
The Pan-European Network for Climate Adaptive Forest Restoration and Reforestation (PEN-CAFoRR), a network of experts from Europe and beyond addressing the entire cycle of forest restoration and reforestation in different ecosystems, has recently published its “Actions website” to broaden the dissemination of knowledge and facilitate an increased scale of planning and implementation of its Climate […]
French recovery plan: 45,000 hectares of forests to be planted and a boosted research effort
On the 3rd of September, the French Prime Minister presented the “France Relance” plan, a roadmap for the economic, social and ecological refoundation of the country. 100 billion euros are dedicated to this recovery plan, including 1.2 billion for the “agricultural transition, food and forestry” section. 200 million will be allocated to forests over the […]
Green deal, new forestry strategy: forest plantations at the heart of all European policy topics
The Green Deal is the European legislative basis that commits Europe to carbon neutrality in 2050, a sinequanone condition for limiting climate change to a 2°C increase in temperature. As forests are the main terrestrial ecosystem storing CO2, the European Union is actively working to update its strategy to preserve this type of ecosystem, which […]
How to accelerate breeding and afforestation efforts with valuable conifers?
Using somatic embryogenesis as a means to supply and mix adapted varieties in an economic way to encounter the climate crisis: the project MULTIFOREVER develops new strategies.
In a context that will require more and more specific plantable material in response to increasing demands, the selection process can be sped up in conifers using multi-varietal plantations. […]
Pine oleoresin market in the context of a health crisis
trade data for oleoresin and the primary processing products rosin and
turpentine are not always made transparent by the customs services of the
different countries. Therefore, one of the objectives of the SustForest+
project is to offer a view on the evolution of the international market to
European stakeholders of the pine oleoresin sector.
COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on […]
Use of genetic forest resources to face climate change
The results of a recently published study by the GenTree project show that, although forest managers support the use of different forest genetic resources, adapting their planting strategies to cope with the risks of climate change remains a challenge. Managing genetic diversity is key to fostering the resilience of forest ecosystems.
A survey was conducted among […]
Assisting forest managers in assessing insect defoliation impacts
Gonipterus by jorapavi, Jose Ramon Pato – Flickr.com, CC BY-SA 2.0
Eucalyptus globulus Labill. plantations in the Iberian Peninsula occupy nearly 1.5 Million ha but Millions of Euros are being lost due to growth decreases caused by insect defoliation. The existence of tools capable of estimating the impact defoliation has on growth is crucial for helping […]
Gene expression modification toward climate change adaptation (EPI-CATCH COST Action)
Epigenetics is the science that analyzes the modification of gene expression as a function of the environment. Since trees cannot move, it is obvious that gene response to climate change is a major factor in forest trees. EPI- CATCH COST Action aims to define, develop, generate and share new breaking knowledge and methodology for the […]