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5.00.00 - Forest Products



World Wood Day Activities

The 2022 World Wood Day Online Symposium and The Fourth IUFRO Forest Products Culture Colloquium: Trees and Non-Wood Forest Products: Challenges, Opportunities and Sustainability
online; 21-22 March 2022

IUFRO Units involved: 5.00.00, 5.15.00, 9.03.02.

Report Working Party 9.03.02:
Report Research Group 5.15.00:

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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         

Activities and events Unit 5.00.00

Upcoming 3 events

2022 International Youth Forum for Wood Anatomy and 9th IAWA-China Group Annual Meetingonline and Guangzhou, China
All-Division 5 Conference: The Forest Treasure Chest - Delivering Outcomes for EveryoneCairns, Australia
13th International Conference "Wood Science and Technology in the Third Millennium" – ICWSE 2023Brasov, Romania

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