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Date: 27.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

It was a pleasure to return to Umeå this nice and sunny day in mid-October when all the birches – the signum of the capital of northern Sweden* – were sparkling yellow. The aim of my trip there was to meet forestry students and skilled professionals at the Nordgen Forest…

Date: 17.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Each year 350 million forest plants are produced in Sweden. The majority of these comes from a refined seed. Are we to reach the goal of having well growing forests where the biological and genetic diversity is secured, we have to make sure that we have also have established the…

Date: 02.10.2017 Author: Sara Landqvist Category: Forest

Felby was one of the speakers at NordGen Forest Conference “Innovation and forest regeneration” in Silkeborg, Denmark on 19-20th of September 2017. – The technologies to replace fossil based carbon products are available, but renewable carbon based products are still more expensive than their fossil counterparts, Clas Felby said. On…

Date: 11.08.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

Direct seeding of Scots pine is a popular forest regeneration method in Finland, accounting for 20% of the total regeneration area annually. On most sites, direct seeding is done mechanically, i.e. in combination with soil scarification. The most common soil scarification method is disc trenching. Also patch scarification either with…

Date: 05.07.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

Norway spruce stands planted on sites were Scots pine would usually be recommended can initially look fine, but they often turn out to perform badly in the end due to growth ceasing and various damage as they get older. Here you can read about two initiatives from south Sweden aiming…

Date: 28.06.2017 Author: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad Category: Forest

NordGen Forest and Nordic Forest Research (SNS) in collaboration with Danish Nurseries and the Danish Nature Agency: Please join us for a Nordic conference on Innovation and forest regeneration. More info about the program and registration Deadline for registration: 15 August 2017.