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FOREXT Friday: May 2021 edition

In our May FOREXT Friday we heard the presentations of Gail Atkinson (Forest Research, UK) on the topic of Demonstrating climate change adaptation in woodland in South East England and of Tom Houlihan (Teagasc) on the development of an Irish Forest Carbon Tool.

One of the ways in which Forest Research is educating the community about how we can adjust the woodland management practices to better prepare our woodlands for the changing climate is the Alice Holt Forest climate change adaptation trail, which opened in 2019. The trail shows a range of climate change adaptation measures and options. Read more about the trail.

The Forest Carbon Tool takes user-defined descriptive information on the forest and combines it with existing growth models to estimate potential carbon storage over the lifetime of the forest.

Here are the links shared during the webinar:
Climate Change Adaption Demonstrator
Forest Research Climate Change Factsheets
Forest Carbon Tool

Watch the recording of the webinar on Youtube: https://youtu.be/9ETx_T59n9U

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April FOREX Friday focused on Estonian forestry

The April FOREXT Friday focused on Estonian forestry. Allar Luik from Erametsakeskus gave an overview of Estonian forestry and then talked about the important role which  forest owners associations have in managing Estonian forests. Out of the the about 100 000 forest owners, approx. 15 000 are members in the forest owners associations. The benefits they get include one-on-one meetings with advisory specialists, subsidies for reforestation and forest inventories. Watch the recording here: https://youtu.be/lNshrT-UzOw

Note that towards the end of the webinar, we had a technical issue as our speaker lost his internet connection, so the recording shows a short pause.

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