Category: Forest

Trees crucial for fossil free future

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...

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Covering up for Scots pine seeds

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...

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To the rescue for Scots pine

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...

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Innovation and forest regeneration

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...

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Forest seed and plants in the green shift

The quality of seed and plants planted today is decisive for the wood quality of the forest in 70-100 years. Pål Vidar Sollie from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food opened the meeting, with pointing to the importance of forests...

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Tree species mixing can increase stand productivity

Here, we give a brief overview of the current knowledge of tree species mixing effects on growth at the stand, species, and tree level. Main causes of the tree species mixing effects Overyielding of mixed versus mono-specific stands results mainly...

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What’s natural?

The study of past landscapes and ecosystems is known as paleoecology, which is closely related to geology, biology and botany, as well as history and archaeology. The unique benefit of paleoecology as compared to neo-ecology is the time perspective, as...

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Establishment of high-productive mixtures

With increased awareness of wood production for bioenergy, high-productive mixed stands become more relevant for forestry where high growth rate, high carbon sequestration and resilience are combined with other important goals. For example, two-storied mixed plantations combining late successional and...

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Mixed forests at the scene

– Mixed-species forests can fulfil many forest functions and services better than mono-specific stands and receive growing attention in forest science and practice. Hans Pretzsch, professor at the Technical University of Munich has his expertise in silviculture and has worked...

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Nordic cooperation on subalpine fir

One aim of the Ph.D project is to gather the overall existing information on the differences between and within the different provenances of subalpine fir (Abies lasiocarpa) with regards to mortality, growth, tree properties, resistance to aphids and fungi, post-harvest...

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