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Date: 11.04.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Today, NordGen Forest’s thematic day is arranged in Akureyri in the northern parts of Iceland. More than 150 participants working with forestry has come here to learn more about seed supply and plant breeding – important issues to address, when planning for forests which can endure the challenges of the…

Date: 21.03.2018 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

In Iceland, with practically no forests until recently and only one native forest-forming tree species, obtaining seed of the right species and provenances has long been and still is the most important issue affecting progress in forestry. The one native forest-forming tree, a species complex of birch, is not productive…

Date: 29.01.2018 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

  Did you know that the jay can be used for planting oak trees? And that one of the greatest threats against the young plants is elk and roe deer? These are a few of the insights after a workshop arranged with funding from the NordGen and SNS forest scholarship. ….

Date: 20.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

As a forester, you work with a long term production cycle. The tree you plant today will probably not be harvested for many decades to come. In this respect, seed quality is of immence importance. OECD (Organisation for EconomiC Co-operation and Development) tells more in this video.     NordGen…

Date: 15.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Do you want to participate in, or arrange a forest workshop? Are you dreaming about a special study visit but never had the opportunity? Nordic Forest Research (SNS) and NordGen now open up for applications to scholarships for young students or professionals working with forest management.   The scholarship seeks…

Date: 06.12.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Farm Animals, Forest, Husdjur, Plants

Today, we send our heartiest congratulations to Finland turning 100 years. And although we not at all disparage the history of a century, we would like to present some Finns who are actually even older than their country.   Finnsheep If you take a stroll through the Finnish countryside you…