Category: Forest

Trade of Seed and Plants – what are the EU rules and how do they work?

Text: Kari Leinonen (Finland) and Claes Uggla (Sweden) The directive[1] is applied for most of the important forest tree species in Europe, 47 in total (see annex 1 of the Directive, link below). Other tree species are not covered by...

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Nordic-Baltic efforts for wise use of forest material

What does it mean; wise use of FRM? The speakers introduced the topic from breeding of improved forest material via planting and silviculture to the use of forest and deliverance to industry. In addition the use of forest tree species...

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Tree breeding from an Icelandic perspective

As an introduction to the meeting, Aðalsteinn Sigurgeirsson from the Icelandic Forest Research gave the audience an overview of past and ongoing forest tree breeding activities in Iceland. He further stated that “Iceland is to be regarded as a developing...

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Forest seed deposited at Svalbard

Seeds of Norway spruce and Scots pine from the Nordic countries were brought into the seed vault at Svalbard by Dan Jørgensen, Sven-Erik Bucht and Sylvi Listhaug, Ministers of Food and Agriculture in Denmark, Sweden and Norway. The work on...

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Forest seed destined for Svalbard

Initially, accessions will be of Norway spruce (Picea abies) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) which are the commercially most important tree species in the Nordic region. The aim of the storage is to secure longterm conservation of forest trees, for...

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Climate change – is Nordic forestry prepared?

The long generation time of many tree species makes them vulnerable to fast environmental changes. Decisions made today will have consequences for several decades. Thus, proper planning in face of climate change is crucial for forestry. It is important to...

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IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

“Human influence on the climate system is clear, and recent anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gases are the highest in history. Recent climate changes have had widespread impacts on human and natural systems.” (IPCC, Synthesis Report) The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...

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EUFORGEN – 20 years

To celebrate its anniversary, EUFORGEN has produced a short film in which two National Coordinators – Sven de Vries (Netherlands) and Jason Hubert (United Kingdom) – reflect on some achievements of EUFORGEN and explain why continued regional collaboration on forest...

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Conference with a view to the future

Strømman (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) highlighted the outcome of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report in his talk, introducing the overall topic of the conference; Need for seed – Nordic forests in coming decades....

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The productivity of regeneration may be improved

PhD thesis by Ville Kankaanhuhta, Finland Changing operational environment and non-existent feedback as a challenge At the end of 1990’s, signs of poor implementation of forest regeneration activities, delayed operations, and poor quality of young stands were observable in the...

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