Activities and events

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Workshop on Tree Resistance to Insects & Diseases: Putting Promise into Practice Mt. Sterling, Ohio, United States
Contact: Richard A. Sniezko, Email: rsniezko(at)
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International Conference on Ozone and Plant Ecosystems Florence, Italy
Contact: Elena Paoletti, Email: elena.paoletti(at)
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First Working Party 7.02.13 meeting: Improving forest health on commercial plantations Punta del Este, Uruguay
Contact: Gustavo Balmelli, Email: gbalmelli(at)
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28th IUFRO conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: "Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change" Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan
Contact: Conference Secretariat, Email: iufro.tokyo2017(at)
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All-Division 7 Conference Freiburg, Germany
Contact: Eckehard Brockerhoff, Email: eckehard.brockerhoff(at)
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Joint meeting of IUFRO WP 7.03.05 and WP 7.03.10 Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact: Dimitrios Avtzis, Email: info(at)
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Meeting of Working Party 7.02.02 Foliage, Shoot and Stem Diseases of Forest Trees Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Contact: Tod Ramsfield, Email: Tod.Ramsfield(at)
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ERE3.6: The role of biomass in a sustainable bio-economy: implications for land use, climate and environmental services Vienna, Austria
Contact: Viktor Bruckman, Email: Viktor.Bruckman(at)
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8th Meeting of IUFRO Working Party 7.02.09: Phytophthora in Forests and Natural Ecosystems Sapa, Vietnam
Contact: Giles Hardy, Email: G.Hardy(at)

Calendar of Meetings

Division 7 Awards

Complementary to IUFRO's general system of honours and awards, IUFRO Division 7 has created special awards recognizing outstanding achievements of officeholders in research fields of their respective Divisions.

Upcoming IUFRO meetings

  • All-Division 7 Conference; Freiburg, Germany; 19-22 September 2017. List of Sessions 

Documents and references from past IUFRO meetings

ICPF 2013. Photo: Christophe Orazio, EFI ATLANTIC

Report 2005-2010

Dear members of the IUFRO DIVISION 7 (FOREST HEALTH) community

Many (we wish more) of you are with us at the IUFRO World Conference in Seoul.  From our perspective, this is a historic event in bringing together more scientists working in the field of TREE HEALTH than ever before at a IUFRO World Congress.  The programme is jam packed with technical sessions dealing with Air Pollution, Climate Change, Insect Pests and Diseases.  I hope that we can do the same OR BETTER at our next World Congress in FOUR YEARS time.

For those of you who are attending the conference - please try to attend our business meeting at 18h30 on Friday evening in room E6.  Open to everyone who works in the field of tree health.  Sometimes people become confused as to whether they are part of the IUFRO community.  This is easy -  if you attend IUFRO Working Party meetings - you are one of the club.  And if you are at the World Congress and work in the field of Tree Health (Divsion 7), we would love to have you attend the business meeting and have your views on building better networks.

Some of you will know that I will step down as Co-ordinator of Division 7 as of the end of this meeting.  Thus, at the Business Meeting, I will be handing over to Sandy  Liebhold and he will introduce the new leaders (Co-ordinators) of the three Research Groups (7.1-Air Pollution and Climate Change, 7.2- Pathology and 7.3 - Entomology).  These are Andrzej Bytnerowicz, Jolanda Roux and Ecki Brokerhoff.. in that order.  They become the Deputy Co-ordinators of the Division and also members of the Enlarged IUFRO Board.  I will also have the opportunity to THANK Naoto Kamata, Jean-Claude Gregoire and Kevin Percy for acting as Division Deputies.  Also to thank Elena Paoletti, Gaston La Flamme and Sandy Liebhold for being a fantastic source of support during the last five years and for doing a superb job to build the Division to one of the strongest and most dynamic in IUFRO.  

Particularly for those of you that are not able to attend the meeting, I have compiled a short report capturing highlights of the past five years and giving some perspectives as to what lies ahead.  The report is at .

With very best wishes

Mike Wingfield