Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests   Nature conservation in forests

Global Warming: Invasion of New Pests

Global warming favours the migration of forest pests from warmer regions into Austria, naturally or through importation. Worldwide trading facilitates the introduction of forest and wood pests from package wood.

 

Nature conservation in forests

The topic of nature conservation in Bavarian forestry has experienced unusually intense debates, campaigns and assailments.

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Tree growth on the fast track

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Calculation of harvesting operations: The productivity model HeProMo

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MOTI: a pocket-sized tool for forest inventories

An application developed by Swiss researchers at the School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences (HAFL) makes it possible to collect forest inventory data, such as the basal area or tree height, with your smartphone.

Forest protection with sessile oak

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Rotting spruce trees – what can be done to control red rot?

Buyers of timber are looking for white, firm spruce timber – and are prepared to pay a good price for it. Reddish discolourations on the other hand are not very popular: beware red rot! Here the problem is not the colour but the decomposition of the wood.

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