EUSTAFOR celebrated its 10th anniversary

EUSTAFOR celebrated its 10th Anniversary by organising several forestry events under a common title:
Managing European Forests Responsibly – for People, Climate and Nature”.
On 5th April 2016 the EUSTAFOR Conference and the Exhibition opening took place in the European Parliament in Brüssel. The Forest Exhibition was displayed from 5 – 7 April. On 6th April, EUSTAFOR and its Flemish member, Natuurinvest, invited for a Forest Excursion to the Sonian Forest in the surroundings of Brussels.

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Is it possible to take a seat on CO2?

On the occasion of EUSTAFOR’s 10th anniversary, the Brussels office launched a number of promotional campaigns to raise the awareness of various target groups about the contribution of sustainable forest management for people, climate and the nature. Thanks to its Latvian member, Latvijas Valsts Mezi, EUSTAFOR was able to allow the population of Europe’s capital to not only see but actually feel what 1 ton of CO2 looks like!  A solid oak wood bench was placed right at the entrance of Square...

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Metsähallitus publishes its Annual Report and Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Metsähallitus has published its Annual Report 2015. As part of the report, Metsähallitus is issuing a Corporate Social Responsibility Report that provides an extensive review of our operations and their social effects from the viewpoint of ecological, cultural, social and financial responsibility. Despite a slight decline in operating profit, Metsähallitus was able to meet most of its targets in 2015. Forestry produces timber efficiently and responsibly on state-owned land for more than...

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European State Forests Boost the Bioeconomy

The European State Forest Association published a new booklet: “European State Forests Boost the Bioeconomy” to share state forests’ vision of the bioeconomy and explain the potential of European state forests to contribute to the development of this recent economic concept in the EU. European State Forest Management Organizations, members of EUSTAFOR, can serve as reliable partners in achieving the goals set out by the European Union to build a competitive, resource efficient and low-carb...

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Lasy Państwowe (Poland): Spruce bark beetle in the Białowieża Primeval Forest

photo: Marek Matecki/CILP What you should know about the Białowieża Primeval Forest and the European spruce bark beetle that attacks it. What is happening in the Białowieża Primeval Forest? Spruce trees that are attacked by the bark beetle massively die in the Białowieża Primeval Forest. This is the biggest reported invasion of bark beetle since many decades. Until this day ca. 500 thousand trees, within the area of three forest districts, have fallen prey to this insect. It m...

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