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The potential of using energy wood

The planned implementation of the energy transition is likely to place increasing pressure on natural resources. This raises the question of the potential, opportunities and risks associated with the use of wood for energy in Switzerland.

 

Ash dieback

This serious tree disease affects European ash throughout most of its natural range in Europe. The FVA is studying ash dieback intensively.

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Rising CO2 levels are changing how fast forests cycle water

With rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere transpiration of plants may be changing. A better understanding of this process is important because changes to the water cycle can affect flooding, soil moisture, river flow, and weather changes linked to climate change.

Forest management and nature conservation in the Upper Rhine

With the expansion of the Rhine, local conditions within the Rhine floodplain have fundamentally changed regarding water regime.

Harvest-induced bark damage: a package of research projects

When trees are harvested, it is virtually impossible to avoid that a number of the remaining trees will suffer harvest related damage. However, there is evidence that in forest practice the amount of bark damage inflicted during a harvest operation often exceeds tolerable levels.

Third National Forest Inventory (BWI3)

The results of the third Federal (National) Forest Inventory ("Bundeswaldinventur" BWI) were published in October, 2014, providing a positive summary regarding the state and the development of the forest during the last decade.

Analysis of the Forest Europe process

The Forest Europe process since its establishment has become a well-recognised European forest policy forum that accomplished a large number of relevant forest policy decisions and policy instruments including the start of legal instrument negotiations.

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