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5.00.00 - Forest Products



The Forest Treasure Chest - Delivering Outcomes for Everyone

From 4 to 8 June 2023, the IUFRO all-Division 5 conference took place in Cairns, Australia. The conference titled "The Forest Treasure Chest - Delivering Outcomes for Everyone" focused on improving sustainable trade in timber and forestry, adapting forests to climate change, and cooperation between regional forestry and indigenous communities.

The conference in tropical Cairns on the north-east coast of Australia was the first major in-person event of the 16 Units of Division 5 after the Corona-related break. A total of 140 representatives from the field of forestry and wood sciences from a wide range of cultures from 26 countries attended the event. The conference at the Cairns Convention Centre was hosted by the local IUFRO committee and primarily organized by scientists from the University of Sunshine Coast (USC).

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Pekka Saranpää, Finland


Franka Brüchert, Germany

Eric Hansen, United States

Roger Meder, Australia

Andrew Wong, Malaysia

About Unit

This Division includes research on the varied factors affecting the way forest plants grow and produce woody biomass and other products and the various ways the materials are used by industries and communities. Specific topics include: the microscopic and macroscopic structure of wood and its utilization; engineering properties; protection in storage and use; wood physics; drying, conversion, and performance of solid wood and wood composites in use; production of energy and chemicals from trees. It also includes research on the production, characteristics, and use of non-wood forest products, such as medicinal and edible components of forest crops. A very strong theme is the efficient and sustainable use of forests for the good of mankind.

Every four to five years the Division holds an All-Division 5 conference. The previous one took place in Vancouver, Canada; June 12-16, 2017. More information         

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25th International Wood Machining Seminar IWMS-25: Heart of Wood Machining in JapanNagoya, Japan
2023-10-10FPS & IUFRO 5.01.00 Joint Webinar: Resistance Drilling of Standing Trees for Commercial Inventory of Plantation Wood Quality - A Web Platform for Online Processing of Resi Tracesonline
13th International Conference "Wood Science and Technology in the Third Millennium" – ICWSE 2023Brasov, Romania

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