Forests

Global timber and forestry events in 2024

ProPopulus Team In 2024, the global timber and forestry industry is set to witness a series of significant events that will bring together professionals, researchers, and enthusiasts from around the world. These events span various themes, from sustainability and innovation to market trends and the future of European forests. Professionals and enthusiasts alike will have…

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Two essential events

ProPopulus Team Two essential events will take place in the coming months: the Conference on “Global challenges and innovative management of bark and wood borers in planted forests” organized by IUFRO (International Union of Forest Research Organizations) and the 5th International Congress on Planted Forests 2023. The first event will take place in Bordeaux The…

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Upcoming events in 2023

ProPopulus Team The first semester of 2023 is packed with forestry and forestry industry related events. Here are some of the most relevant upcoming events taking place in Europe: January International Conference on Forestry and Timber 2023 The conference will take place on 23rd & 24th of January 2023 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The International…

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Wood is key to reaching a sustainable economy

ProPopulus Team Wood is a renewable, sustainable, and inexhaustible resource if forest masses are properly managed, replanting those trees that are harvested and preventing pests and fires. Its utilities are enormous and can be applied to sectors such as the textile industry, construction, shipbuilding, the automotive industry, or the pharmaceutical industry. In the context of…

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Sustainably managing forests and plantations will guarantee wood supply

ProPopulus Team We are committed to think about how to be more efficient in the production of timber as a raw material. Firstly, natural forests must be managed to harvest the trees at the right age and in the best conditions, to replant them adequately, and, in general, to protect the flora and fauna and…

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Upcoming events related to forests

ProPopulus Team Following the International Day of Forests, some events related to forests and forest-related policy issues will take place in the next two months. Here is the information. International Forest Policy Meeting Hosted by EFI, Wageningen University & Research, and BOKU, the International Forest Policy Meeting will take place from 27th to 29th of…

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Celebrating forests

ProPopulus Team Today we are celebrating forests. Ten years ago, in 2012 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21st March the International Day of Forests (IDF) to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests. According to the latest figures released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), forests are home…

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Planet Wood a new Spanish initiative to raise awareness on the benefits of wood

ProPopulus Team Planeta Madera (Planet Wood) is the new initiative launched on Earth Day, April 22nd, by the Spanish Wood and Furniture Business Union, UNEmadera, to raise awareness on why wood is a renewable, recyclable, sustainable raw material and is key towards making a more responsible society and the construction of a circular bioeconomy. The…

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The EU’s upcoming new Forest Strategy: a great opportunity for populiculture

ProPopulus Team The first quarter of 2021 will be decisive for the future of European forests. The European Commission is expected to present the New EU Forest Strategy –a non-legislative initiative– by the end of the term. The Forest Strategy is part of the packet of actions included in the EU’s Green Deal, presented in…

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A forest bioeconomy is in the making, but more purposeful action is required

ProPopulus Moving towards a green circular bioeconomy is no longer an option but an obligation to help people and the plant tackle global challenges, stretching from climate change to pandemics. Thus, the so-called Bio Revolution is on the making and is expected to have a direct global annual impact on the economy of 3.5 billion…

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