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Coford LogoThis event is supported by COFORD under its Networking and Knowledge transfer Initiative.

ConForest Final Meeting and International Conference

Preliminary Agenda

Monday 29th June

08.15 – 09.00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15  Welcome address
09:15 – 09:55 Continuous cover forestry in Ireland.
P. O’Tuama, A. Ni Dhubhain and S. Kennedy
09:55 – 10:20

Why has continuous cover forestry been so popular for private forest owners in the Black Forest?
H. Spiecker -Germany

10:20 – 10:45 Conversion of Norway spruce monocultures – need for sustainable forest management in the Czech Republic –
E. Klimo, J. Sou?ek, J. Kulhavý, V. Tesa?
11:15 – 11:40  Converting Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) plantations in Scotland to more natural stand structures by increasing within-stand variability – experimental evidence and practical experience
C. Edwards, W.L.Mason,T. Adams
11:40 – 12:05  Individual tree classification as a tool to select trees in conversion processes.
A.C.Gonçalves, Â.C.Oliveira
12:05 – 12:30

Thinning as a precondition for successful conversion of spruce stands.
M.Slodi?ák, J.Novák, D.Dušek

13:30 – 13:55 An evaluation of gap cutting as a close-to-nature regeneration method of a Hungarian sessile oak-hornbeam forest.
T. Tobisch.
13:55 – 14:20 

Research into declining spruce forests in Slovakia and its outputs for the forest practice.
I. Štefan?ík, T. Hlásny, R. Longauer

14:55 – 15:20 Conversion of mountain stands under ground-frost-affected conditions
V.Balcar, D. Kacálek, O. Špulák
15:20 – 15:45  Continuous cover forestry system in Poland – experiences to date and future perspectives.
R.Jaszczak, G. Raczka, M. Skorupski, P. Strzelinski, D. Sugiero, A.Wegiel, A. Wierzbicka, S. Drozdowski
15:45 – 16:45 Poster session
19.00 Conference dinner

Tuesday 30th June

08.00 Breakfast

Field trip to Co. Wicklow. Sites to be visited include:
Experiments on converting even-aged Sitka spruce
Visit to private forest where continuous cover forestry is being practiced
Visit to Avondale Forest Park

18:00 Return to hotel

Wednesday 1st July

09.00 Start of CONFOREST meeting (open to CONFOREST members only)
12.30  Meeting ends. Lunch will be available.



Local Co-ordinator: Aine Ni Dhubhain
Phone +353 1 7167755