IEFC Letter – Institut Européen de la Forêt Cultivée

IEFC Letter

Storms and Forest Storm Damage in Winter 2021-2022

After a period of relative quiet over the last couple of decades strong damaging winds returned to northern and north-western parts of Europe. A series of strong and even severe storms have caused a very large amount of damage across Ireland, UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland and Norway.

Storm Arwen from […]

An integrated approach to extreme wildfires in Europe

Experts from all over Europe join forces to build a more fire-resilient EU

The website of the Horizon2020 project FIRE-RES goes online today

Extreme Wildfire Events a major threat for the whole Europe, mainly due to the consequences of climate change. The areas affected by the phenomenon are experiencing fires that break records in terms of burnt […]

KEBBE: collaborative resources to better understand the forest and its bioeconomy

KEBBE is a cross-border educational project financed by the Euroregion and carried out in collaboration with partners from the Basque Country (Arabako,  Bizkaiko eta Gipuzkoako Baso Elkarteak), Spain (Foresna), and France (IEFC). The objective of this project is to create educational content for primary and secondary school teachers to use as a knowledge base on […]

Tree Failure During Strong Winds Measured for the First Time

Figure 1: Tropical cyclone activity in 2018 showing increase activity in the North Atlantic. From (Blunden and Arndt, 2019)

Wind damage to forests is a large and increasing threat in many parts of the world. In particular with the changing climate there is predicted to be an intensification of tropical cyclones with a northward migration to […]

Pine Wood Nematode : december IUFRO expert groups conclusion

Last December the IUFRO organized the International IUFRO symposium on pine wilt disease (“PWD2020”).

This event was an opportunity to discuss the pine wood nematode and the damage that it causes.

Native to North America, the pine wood nematode, Bursaphelenchus xylophilus was accidentally introduced in Asia where it causes severe damage to trees. Damage assumed to be […]

Let’s Talk About Planted Forests


IEFC first webinar will take place on the18th of March 2022 at 2pm CET


This month, Let’s Talk About Planted Forests will address the subject of seed availability and the impact on plantation. To discuss this subject, the IEFC invited 3 experts:

Matt Parratt – Forest Research

Matt Parratt joined Forest Research […]

INTERNSHIP : Forest stakeholders’ perception analyses towards mixed plantations

3-month internship offer starting in June 2022


Mixed forest plantations (i.e., plantations where several tree species are mixed) can be a scalable and economically accessible strategy to reconcile economic and environmental benefits, and to reduce the vulnerability of plantations to climate change (CC). However, in spite of the scientific evidence on the potential advantages of mixed […]

Research on maritime pine resilience and bioeconomy: Contribution of the European project B4EST

The B4EST consortium, in collaboration is organizing a symposium on latest studies on maritime pine resilience and bioeconomy. Register now !

IEFC commentary on the EU Councils conclusions on the new EU Forest Strategy to 2030.

The Institut Europeen de la Foret Cultivee (IEFC) a while regretting that the new EU Forest Strategy was not developed in conjunction with the Member States and stakeholders (also remarked upon in the EU Council conclusions), nevertheless, welcomes some of these EU Council conclusions on the new EU Forest Strategy for 2030, a selection of […]

Dr. Nick Mc Carthy, President IEFC presented their new Strategic Plan and new tools to foster networking at the IEFC General Assembly in Cestas, France.

The General Assembly of the Institut Europeen de la Foret Cultivee (IEFC) was held recently in Cestas Bordeaux, France. The current President of the IEFC Dr. Nick Mc Carthy WIT gave the ‘Rapport Moral’ to the assembled members both present and online via Zoom.