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Foreign tree species

Some euphorically endorse non-native tree species while others demonize them. Where in lies the truth? In Europe many foreign tree species have been established for a long time. Is that good or bad? Can all the tree species be lumped together?

What are the benefits of half-loading vehicles during timber extraction?

The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL tested whether it would be less damaging to the soil in logging trails if vehicles were only loaded to half-capacity during timber extraction.

Beech foliage used to monitor the impact of a waste incinerator plant

For 40 years, researchers investigated the concentration of chloride, heavy metals and other elements in the foliage of a beech forest in the surrounding area of a waste incinerator.

10 years of networking in Europe - outlook

The public interest in forest is rising. Foresters and forest owners should perceive this as a chance and share their knowledge about forest with the interested population. In this process forestpedagogy is playing a decisive role.

Avalanche: foundations for effective protection

An effective avalanche protection depends on many factors: protection forests, protection barriers and an avalanche warning system are important prerequisites for example. This article outlines how avalanches happen and what you can do about them.

Drought in the forest

Forecasts suggest that our native forest trees will face increasing drought stress. How are trees dealing with this and what measures can you take?

Energy wood and saproxylic species  – a dilemma

Wood offers considerable potential as a renewable energy source and as such, the federal government is keen to use more of it in the future. In this connection, however, it is important to keep in mind the needs of species for which deadwood is a habitat.

Stand Dynamics in the Virgin Forest "Neuwald"

The virgin forest "Neuwald" is one of the last remnants of virgin forests left in the Eastern Alps. However, there not only a change of tree species can be observed, but a decrease of all three main tree species spruce, fir and beech.

Damage caused by drought

Dry cracks and dryness caused by frost are damage symptoms which can occur due to water shortages in the forest. What are the causes and what measures help when the risk is identified?

Flooding, erosion and stagnant moisture

Heavy rains are weather extremes which are difficult to deal with. There are studies and measures to protect the forest and the population. This article describes the buffering effect of forests as well as the problematic conditions of flood protection.

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