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Did you already know?

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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.

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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.

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Sessile oak or pedunculate oak?

We can distinguish between Germany’s two most important oaks quite easily by looking at their acorns. But sessile and pedunculate oaks can also be reliably identified on the basis of five macroscopically discernible leaf characteristics.

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Jewel in the crown: the mountain pine forest

Typical of the mires in Bavaria, but globally a rarity: the mountain pine. Given that this species only exists here, we have a special responsibility to protect Pinus rotundata.

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Sycamore pastures, an El Dorado for mosses and lichens

Pastures with sycamore trees are biodiversity hotspots. These traditionally cultivated landscapes are home to over 500 species of mosses and lichens. Therefore sycamore pasture conservation is needed.

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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.

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Laser scanning trees

Inventory – everybody knows that out of firms, but a stock is also taken in forest. To make that easier, you can use laser scanning. It is possible to make it airborne, but also terrestrial – with TLS.

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Preventing ticks with your smartphone

The Tick Prevention App, a tool to help prevent tick-borne diseases, was launched on the market in March 2015 for smartphones and tablets. It comprises a warning and information section and explains exactly what you should do if you are bitten by a tick.

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Northern Birch Mouse was found in Bavarian Forest

Long tail and black eel back are the characteristics for distinguishing the extremely rare Northern Birch Mouse. Recently a couple of them have been found in the Bavarian Forest.

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How is forest ownership distributed in Europe?

A newly published EFI Technical Report contributes to a better knowledge of forest ownership distribution in 47 European countries. The report is accompanied by a set of European forest ownership maps.

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