Planted forests research

The Planted Forests Facility contributes mainly to the topics of EFI's Resilience Programme, as well as to the two other EFI programmes.


Programme Area Facility focus
Resilience The impacts of global change and related risks.
The capacity to help adapt and the provision of forest ecosystem services and products
Specific risk evolution and adaptive capacity to climate change; improvement of management practices (from stand to landscape) to address related risks providing goods and services
Resilience Strategies and management practices to enhance resilience of rural areas to climate change The role of planted forests in supporting resilient rural territories, including improving knowledge of the genetic resources used
Bioeconomy The future demand and supply of forest products, forest biomass and ecosystem services, and their implications for sustainable forest management as well as for afforestation and plantation forestry The role of planted forests and forestry in of the intensification of wood production and mobilisation for developing an ambitious bioeconomy. Understanding the value chains connected to planted forests and assessing their sustainability and profitability
Governance Forest and land use conflicts and synergies, including an understanding of key societal demands  a and the trade - offs between forest ecosystem services, products and land uses The role of planted forests in land use competition and perceptions of planted forests

The Planted Forests Facility facilitates knowledge development and uptake in sustainable plantation forestry, providing expertise to practitioners and policy makers via a number of Research & Development projects.


Current projects
B4EST - Adaptive BREEDING for productive, sustainable and resilience FORESTs under climate change
BenchValue - Benchmarking the sustainability performances of value chains
Esperense - REseau national multiPartenaire d'Evaluation de Ressources gENétiques foreStièrEs pour le futur
GENTREE - Optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe
HOMED - HOlistic Management of Emerging forest pests and diseases
PLURIFOR - Transnational Plans for the Management of Forest Risks
SustForest Plus - Strategy and collaborative networks for multifunctionality, conservation, and employment in the territory of southern Europe through the extraction of resin
The single tree experiment
TECH4EFFECT - Techniques and Technologies for Effective Wood Procurement
Past projects
Concerted action on profitability of European forest
DEFOR - DEvelopment Of FORest
EVOLTREE Network of Excellence
FORRISK - Network for Innovation in Silvicultural and Forest Risks Management Systems
FORSEE - Sustainable FOreSt management: a nEtwork of pilot zonEs for operational implementation
IMACFORD - Improving and Advancing Co-ordination of Forest Research and Development in Europe
integral - Future-oriented integrated management of European Forest landscapes
NNEXT - Non-native Tree Species for European-Forests - Experiences, Risks and Opportunities
REINFFORCE - REsource INFrastructure for monitoring, adapting and protecting European Atlantic FORests under Changing climatE
RoK-FOR - Sustainable Forest Management Providing Renewable Energy,Sustainable Construction and Bio-based Products
SIMWOOD - Sustainable Innovative Mobilisation of Wood
STORMS - Destructive Storms in European Forests - Past and Forthcoming Impacts
XyloWeb - Communication about forecasting studies in Aquitaine Maritime pine forest