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This new report provides science-based support for decision-making by synthesizing research results on various aspects of growing non-native tree species in Europe using Douglas-fir as an example.

The winners of the EVOLTREE funding round of the second half of 2018 are Sonja Kujala (Natural Resources Institute Finland) and Christian Rellstab (WSL) who have been awarded funding (10,000€/each) for their projects, which strongly contribute to the ongoing EVOLTREE researc

We are pleased to announce the winners of the latest EVOLTREE funding round of the second half of 2018.
Can urban foresters really win the minds and hearts of urban dwellers when stressing the ecosystem services forests and trees provide?

In the final working week of 2018, EFI Bonn received the confirmation that the EFI-coordinated CLEARING HOUSE project on urban forest-based solutions (UFBS) has been selected for funding by the European Commission. EFI will coordinate 27 project partners from Europe and China in a joint European-Chinese Collaborative Learning project on the role of Urban Forest-based solutions for sustainable urbanisation and resilient cities.

EFIPLANT was host from 6 November to 18 December to Marine Duperat, a PhD student at Laval Université, Quebec.
The staff of EFI send best wishes for the New Year!

While policy coherence could be the mortar that interlocks the building blocks of good governance, it is often neglected. This view was shared by the participants of a recent panel discussion bringing together the perspectives of policy makers, practitioners, scientists, civil society, private sector and development cooperation.

An online survey has been launched to assess in what ways citizens value Forest Ecosystem Services (FES) within the Sumforest ERA-Net project POLYFORES “Decision-making support for Forest Ecosystem Services in Europe”.
Processionary moths flocked to the spotlight for the first ever Processionary Moth Meeting, which brought together scientists and researchers in Hammamet, Tunisia from 6-8 December 2018.
PEFC Italy responds to the extreme losses sustained by Italian forests in the aftermath of the storm "Vaia" with a project for sustainable supply chain certification for damaged trees.
Representatives from Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Spain compared notes on taxation and regulation on wild mushrooms and truffles in an inter-regional workshop that called for a change in policy.
This 360 degree video shows how cork bottle toppers are made and addresses the threats faced by modern cork production.
The Forum on Catalan Wildfire Research, held in Barcelona on 6 November 2018, was a space for key regional actors in wildfire management to discuss research, collaboration opportunities, and shared challenges.