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35 000 teabags buried for forest research

Scientists around the world have buried thousands of teabags to better understand the litter decomposition and carbon cycle process in forests.

Surveying forest stands and single trees using drones

Drones are experiencing a tremendous boom. They are also ideal for forestry applications, such as aerial photography.

Red deer management concept Southern Black Forest

The management concept has been implemented since 2008. The concept is based on extensive research conducted prior to the development process. The key element of this management concept is a spatial concept with regulations concerning not only recreational uses, but also hunting, forestry and habitat management.

Silver fir genome decoded

Silver fir is an important tree species in view of climate change. In order to better research the tree, an international team has decoded the remarkably large genome of a silver fir near Zurich.

A 700-year-old larch tells its story

For many human generations, a larch stood in the Goms valley, in the Swiss canton of Valais, until it had to be felled in 1987 for safety reasons. All that this tree lived through in 700 years is written down in its tree rings.

Ozone levels are decreasing, but exposure of forests remains high

Forests in Europe still suffer from excessively high ozone levels. The good news is that ozone concentrations are declining slowly but steadily.

Cycles and importance of the larch budmoth

The grey larch budmoth is a small moth that reproduces in masses in a regular cycle of eight to ten years. Its caterpillars feed on larch needles, which causes larch forests to turn reddish brown during a mass outbreak.

Sooty bark disease – the first discovery in Bavaria

The sooty bark disease infests maple species, is found in Austria and Switzerland, and has now made its way to Germany. What does this mean for the future of the maple?

Utilisation of the sweet chestnut

Roasted chestnuts are a pleasure. But the fruits of the sweet chestnut are not the only thing we can use from this special tree. It also provides delicious honey and valuable wood.

Forests and human health – a topic for Forestpedagogy?

Forest and human health – here forestry can provide much for people. Forestpedagogic activities around "Doctor Forest" are especially useful.

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