ONEforest presented in North Carolina 

The ONEforest project landed in USA this May. Why? To be presented at the 2022 Short Rotation Woody Crops International Conference in Asheville (North Carolina, USA) by EULS.

Between 2-4 May, Marju Kaivapalu and Reeno Sopp, Ph.D. students from the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EULS), presented respectively “The uptake of heavy metals and their allocation of hybrid aspen plantations on former agricultural lands and a reclaimed Aidu oil shale quarry“ and “Twenty years of short -rotation forestry with silver birch and hybrid aspen in hemiboreal Europe: productivity and soil nutritional status“ as part of the works on Silviculture and management of Boreal Forest.


What does root competition mean and how to take it into account of forestry?

This was the title of the presentation (in Estonian) of the ONEforest at the Conference “Eesti metsandus muutuvas maailmas”, organised by the Estonian Forest Association, which took place on 20 April in Tartu (Estonia). Also, the project was exhibited in a poster exhibition by the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EULS).

Looking at the future of forestry this year’s topic was “Estonian forestry in a changing world”. This presentation was linked with the latest developments in forestry education, new visions in the Estonian forestry and economy, etc.


Newest results from Sweden presented in Estonian Conference 

On 4 April, ONEforest participated in the Conference "The Future of Forestry in Estonia in Changing Climatic Conditions", organised by the OÜ Eesti Metsataim and Estonian University of Life Sciences, in Tartu (Estonia).

The conference aimed at addressing the future of silviculture in Estonia in the condition of climate changes while giving an overview of new silviculture methods and techniques.


Paper: “The Value of Hybrid Aspen Coppice Investment: A Case Study of Estonia”

Our partners from the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Tartu have published, as part of the ONEforest project, the open-access scientific publication “The Value of Hybrid Aspen Coppice Investment under Different Discount Rate, Price and Management Scenarios: A Case Study of Estonia”.

Hybrid aspen is one of the most promising tree species for short-rotation forestry in Northern Europe. After the clearcutting of hybrid aspen plantation, the next generation arises from root and stump sprouts. The economic feasibility of different management strategies of hybrid aspen coppice stands has not yet been comprehensively evaluated in Northern Europe.


ONEforest presented in the annual Estonian forestry conference

On 26 November, the Estonian University of Life Sciences organised a conference "From Forest Science to Practice" dedicated to the 100th birthday of Järvselja Study and Experimental Forest, and ONEforest project was presented.

The annual Estonian forestry conference is very popular because it deals with current problems and give overwiew about new developments in Estonian forestry.