Category: Forest

Don’t forget to register for NordGen Forest Conference!

The NordGen Forest Conference of 2018 will be held in Tuusula North of Helsinki on the 18th-19th of September:”New Forest for Future Needs– using advanced regeneration methods and techniques” This year’s NordGen Forest Conference will be arranged in cooperation with...

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Don’t forget to register for the thematic day of NordGen Forest!

Denmark is perhaps not the largest forest country in the world. But did you know that they are in the forefront when it comes to finding seed sources resistant to Ash dieback disease? Learn more about this and many other...

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NordGen Forest’s thematic day held in Akureyri on Iceland 

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...

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Hybrid larch production in Iceland – in search for the optimal provenances and seed sources

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...

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The jay is an expert at planting oak

Skogsstipendium användes till workshop som visade att nötskrikan kan hjälpa till med att plantera ekollon.

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New OECD Video Stresses the Importance of Good Seed Quality

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...

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Time to Apply for Scholarship!

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...

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Congratulations, Finland!

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...

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Yellow-sparkling birches set the mood for thematic day in Umeå

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...

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Don’t miss our forest thematic day in Umeå!

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...

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