REFORM project meeting in Kalsnava, Latvia


On April 4th and 5th Prof.dr. Gediminas Brazaitis and Lect.dr. Ekaterina Makrickiene from the Institute of Forest Biology and Silviculture attended the regional workshop of the REFORM project, which took place in Kalsnava, Latvia. The workshop was dedicated to the discussion about the management of mixed forests in different European countries. Scientists and stakeholders from Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden, France, Spain and Estonia presented their findings and experience in the sphere of sustainable management, resilience and silvicultural perspectives of mixed forests. Prof.dr. Gediminas Brazaitis made an oral presentation „Management of mixed stands in Lithuania – guidelines and practice“. The participants of the workshop had an opportunity to join the field trip and to the experimental spruce stands, planted with the different initial densities and to evaluate the results of the experiment related to the spruce stands resistance to windthrows. Moreover, during the workshop the participants of the project discussed the further research steps and possible outcomes of their studies.