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Storm damaged forests (Stodafor)

Project Leader
Tartarotti Christiane, Project Leader
Duration:
01.07.2001-31.03.2005
Programme:
QoL - Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources (FP5)
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Association Forèt-Cellulose, Boulevard Haussmann 164, 75008 Paris, France.
Contact person: Mr. Sturm;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Building Research Establishment LTd, Bucknalls Lane, WD25 7 JR Garston,Watford,Herts, United Kingdom.
Contact person: Mr. Bravery;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Centre Technique du Bois et de l´Ameublement, France.
Function of the Project Partner: Koordinator
Centro Biomassa para Energia, Lisboa, Portugal.
Contact person: Mr. Patrao;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Piazzale Aldo Moro 7, 00185 Roma, Italy.
Contact person: Mr. Delmarco;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Dresden University of Technology, Institut für Geotechnik, Dresden, Germany.
Contact person: Mr. Post;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Federal Research Center of Forestry and Forest Products, Leuschnerstr. 91, D-21002 Hamburg, Germany.
Contact person: Mr. Mucha;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Forskningscentret for Skov & Landskab, Hoersholm Kongevej 11, 2970 Hoersholm, Denmark.
Contact person: Mr. Koch;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Sherfield Building, Room 424, SW7 2AZ London, Austria.
Contact person: Mr. Wakeham;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Ministerium Ländlicher Raum Baden-wuerttemberg, Kernerplatz 10, 70020 Stuttgart, Germany.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Norwegian Forest Research Institute, Aas, Norway.
Contact person: Mr. Fretheim;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Unit of Forestry, Department of Economics and Natural Resources, Bülowsvej 17, DK-1870 Frederiksberg C, Denmark.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Swiss Fereal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research, Ueberlandstraße 129, 8600 Duebendorf, Switzerland.
Contact person: Mr. Sell;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Agricultural Sciences-Vienna, Gregor Mendel-Strasse 33, 1180 Wien, Austria.
Contact person: Mr. März;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Madrid, Institute for Transport Studies, ES-28040 Madrid, Spain.
Contact person: Mr. Uceda;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
University of Portmouth, Winston Churchill Avenue, University House, PO1 2 UP Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
Contact person: Mr. Ace;
Function of the Project Partner: Partner

Further information: http://www.boku.ac.at/forstt/

Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Engineering
Funded by
Commission of the European Communities, Rue de la Loi, Brussels, European Union
Abstract
Several European countries have been affected by storms in December 1999. The wind-fallen trees represent in some regions several times the average annual harvested volume.
A European network will gather and summarise the different experiments and their results (successful or not) in a practical technical guide for forest and wood industry managers.
The main objective of this project is to contribute to answer the first two questions adressed to foresters and wood industry managers facing storm damaged forest:
- How to harvest the wind fallen or broken trees in safe economic and ecological ways, to prevent fungus or insect diseases and fire risks and allow for forest restoration ?
- How to keep the wood quality to save the wood industry supply and the foresters incomes through efficient log storage and conservation methods ?
This objective will be achieved by:
- producing, via the exploitation of all relevant publications, patents or industrial experiences, a survey of the practical available methods and their conditions of use.
- identifying the main unsolved questions.
- making a list and following up the ongoing experiments in the different European countries affected by the December 1999 storm.
- suggesting additional experiments to cover as many species and conditions as possible.
- Writing a practical technical guide brought up-to-date from the initial survey with the followed up and validated experiment results.
- Contributing to the dissemination of the up-to-date available efficient and safe methods by a specific web site dedicated to the project, a final technical seminar for both forest and industrial users, scientists and Forest Services/administration, and the diffusion of the technical guide by each partner in its own country.
Keywords
forestry engineering; forestry;
Storm damage;
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