Seistag at the Regional Centre for Agroforestry Education and Experimentation

On July the 4th, Seistag performed a presentation at Regional Centre for Agroforestry Education and Experimentation.

The lecture was part of an event organized by Arume Foundation. This is a private organization, which aims to improve the connection between forest landscape and wood industry. It represents the interests of most of the private Companies and public Associations of the Region.

The presentation of Seistag focused on the relation between forest capabilities and industrial needs. During the talk, the coordinator of Woodnat Project explained how producers and consumers could reach good agreements if they focus on logs of highest quality. The idea of agreement refers to being profitable both for the producers of the logs and for the industrial who consume it.

The presentation of Seistag took advantage of the experience of Woodnat Project. Even if Arume Foundation focuses on conifers and Woodnat on Walnut, both groups share the challenge of reaching an agreement between log producers and log consumers.

Seistag was not alone, more than 100 people attended to the event, which was organized at the Regional Centre for Agroforestry Education and Experimentation placed in Sergude, A Coruña (Spain). SMEs and landowners formed the audience of the event. Therefore, the meeting was useful for expanding the dissemination of Woodnat Project.

The meeting included five more talks performed by relevant personalities of the forest and wood industry. The presentations refered to different topics such as economics, genetics, education and branding.

 

BOSQUES NATURALES and CREA publish the definitive version of the silvicultural manual

Thanks to the close collaboration between BOSQUES NATURALES and CREA within the WOODNAT project, we have just launched a definitive version of the silvicultural manual: Silvicultural guide to managing walnut plantations for timber production. This manual is published with the ISBN code 978-84-09-12163-2.

 

The objective of this guide is to be a silvicultural manual analyzing the considered as the better practices to be applied for hybrid walnut (Juglans x intermedia) plantation management oriented to timber production, taking into account scientific literature and the experience in the sector of the companies who compound the Woodnat consortium. This guide tentatively answers the questions any forest manager would have about walnut planted forests. Applied with common sense, combined with new information as available and modified when needed, these guidelines should be useful tools for the management of walnut planted forests under different cultivation systems and circumstances.

 

This publication will be freely available to be downloaded either in the Woodnat webpage and in Researchate.

 

The recommended citation for this publication is:

 

Fernández-Moya J, Urbán-Martínez I, Pelleri F, Castro G, Bergante S, Giorcelli A, Gennaro M, Licea-Moreno RJ, Santacruz Pérez D, Gutiérrez-Tejón E, Homar-Sánchez C, Bidini C, Chiarabaglio PM, Manetti MC, Plutino M, Sansone D (2019) Silvicultural guide to managing walnut plantations for timber production. ISBN 978-84-09-12163-2. Pp 76
 

Woodnat at Albura

Every six months, it is published a new volume of Albura, which is the review from the Galician Cluster of Wood and Design. This is the most relevant organization of the Spanish Industry for wood and forestry. The organization includes Companies at every level of the value chain, from forest to finished furniture and technical design.

The last number, June 2019, includes a report about Woodnat Project. The results of the Innovation Action are summarized at page 17th, among the most relevant events of the sector that happened in the last six months. The recent activity includes highlights such as the visit of the Spanish king to Galician forests.

This publication is part of the dissemination activity of the Woodnat Project. It can be visited online, and also downloaded in PDF format. The draft of the report was submitted by Seistag and includes links to the website of Woodnat Project as well as to the APP.