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Activities and events

TF Resilient Planted Forests Serving Society & Bioeconomy

From/To Units Title Location


T42 Webinar: Let's Talk About Planted Forests: Robot for Silviculture and Automatic Planting Machine online
Contact: Christophe Orazio, Email:
From/To Units Title Location


T42 Webinar: Let's Talk About Planted Forests: Forest Risk and Insurance online
Contact: Christophe Orazio, Email:

Calendar of Meetings

Past meetings and events


  • Global Challenges and Innovative Management of Bark and Wood Borers in Planted Forests; Bordeaux, France; 29 August - 1 September 2023; Units involved: 7.03.05, 7.03.07, 7.03.16; Task Force on Precision Pest Management (PPM) in Forest Ecosystems, Task Force on Resilient Planted Forests Serving Society & Bioeconomy. Book of Abstracts  
  • Thiffault, N., Lenz, P.R.N., Hjelm, K. (2023). Plantation Forestry, Tree Breeding, and Novel Tools to Support the Sustainable Management of Boreal Forests. In: Girona, M.M., Morin, H., Gauthier, S., Bergeron, Y. (eds) Boreal Forests in the Face of Climate Change. Advances in Global Change Research, vol 74. Springer, Cham.
  • Klinger, S.; Bayne, K.M.; Yao, R.T.; Payn, T. Credence Attributes in the Forestry Sector and the Role of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors. Forests2022, 13, 432.  

Activities planned for the period 2019-2021 and main deliverables are the following :

  • D1 : Science-Society interface
    • D1.1 Organization of New Generation Plantations Encounters combining NGOs, scientists and professionals:
      • D1.1.1.2019 NGP Encounter, Mozambique: focus on plantations societal role;
      • D1.1.2 2020 NGP Encounter, United States: focus on Bio-economy;
      • D1.1.3 2020 NGP Encounter, France : focus on plantation perception
      • D1.1.4 2021 NGP Encounter, Germany : focus on new plantations needs
    • D1.2 : Presentation of the Science to  policy book in Thinkforest event december 2019
    • D1.3 : Preparation of fifth international congress for planted forest in Florida (2023)
  • D2 : Networking activities and events
    • D2.1 : Maintenance of webpage and electronic material presenting the task force
    • D2.2 : Organization of a session in IUFRO world congress Curitiba  October 2019
    • D2.3 : Co-Organization of Multiple purpose forestry Chinese event in October 2020
    • D2.4 : Preparation of a project to facilitate expert exchange on planted forest risk management tools
    • D2.5 : Task Force collaboration with NGP on a joint program, supporting publications, targeting priority gap areas needing further information and/or better communication.
    • D2.6: Reforestation challenge international congress in 2021
    • D2.7 : International poplar commission and other fast growing trees sustaining people and the environment session October 2020
  • D3 : Publications
    • D3.1 : Publication of special issue dedicated to planted forests potential and impacts in Europe in Science to Policy EFI series  in December 2019
    • D3.2 : Publication of a chapter in the book on sustainable management of temperate and boreal forest in November 2019
    • D3.3 : First announcement of ICPF 2023 in summer 2021
    • D3.4 : Other scientific papers and/or proceedings based on events presentations will be produced in 2020
  • Long term plan (Activities for the period 2021-2023)
    The task force will facilitate the organization of the 5th international congress on planted forest (ICPF) to be held in the USA in 2023.

Send comments to Christophe Orazio (Task Force Coordinator)