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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Sinneswandeln – changing perceptions

Near Würzburg in northern Bavaria, a barrier-free forest experience trail has been created. The trail can be negotiated independently by visitors both with and without disabilities, and that gives everyone something new to try out.

Effective medication or a harmless household remedy?

With liming, comparisons with human medicine are unavoidable since lime works like a strong medication on the soils and forests. Medications often have risks and side effects. Patients are to be informed of this before their use.

Preventing salt damage to trees

De-icing salt is often one of the main factors causing damage to roadside trees and hedges. Parks departments and foresters are running out of ways to prevent this damage. However, there is clear potential to change the situation through adjustments to winter road treatment.

First Syrian woodpecker in Germany

A great spotted woodpecker – or could it be a Syrian woodpecker? Unless you look very carefully, it is easy to confuse the birds. But the Syrian woodpecker has one key feature that enables us to distinguish it from the great spotted woodpecker.

Do thinning measures help in dry periods?

For spruce climate change is heavy. Forest owners can help them just with silvicultural measures. Can a thinning measure exonerate the water balance of the trees?

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