3.02.00 - Stand establishment and treatment



Mark Your Calendars for a Virtual Symposium!

Forest Seedling Root Development and Function for Reforestation and Restoration;
online; 19-21 October 2021; 8:00AM to 10:40AM (PDT, UTC-7)
IUFRO Units involved: 1.01.03, 1.06.00 and 3.02.00.

This IUFRO symposium is intended to provide a forum for exchange of ideas related to principles of root development in nursery seedlings and juvenile forest trees. Emphasis will be placed on the development of effective and environmentally sound technologies to optimize seedling quality and promote reforestation and forest restoration operations. Speaker topics will focus on seedling root development in the nursery and in the field. The program is aimed toward an international audience of nursery and forest practitioners, scientists, and educators. Presentations will be of excellent scientific quality while also providing new, useful information which can be readily and widely applied to nursery and forest practices.

The symposium is being organized by Western Forestry and Conservation Association, Purdue University, and USDA Forest Service with support from IUFRO divisions 1.01.03 (Temperate Forest Regeneration), 1.06.00 (Restoration of Degraded Sites), and 3.02.00 (Stand Establishment and Treatment).

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Lorenzo Ciccarese, Italy


Vladan Ivetic, Serbia

Timo Saksa, Finland

About Unit

TOR Terms of Reference

Analysis, design and continuous improvement of the facilities and networks of technical and transaction processes required to establishing and tending forest stands. Clusters of primary processes are (1) nursery operations, (2) site preparation, (3) regeneration, and (4) stand tending and protection. Classes of transaction processes are (5) procurement, (6) order fullfillment, (7) data exchange, and (8) system monitoring and control.


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State of Knowledge

  • Anonymous. 1985. Nursery Management Practices for the Southern Pines International Symposium on Nursery Management Practices for the Southern Pines, Montgomery, Alabama, USA, August 4-9. Department of Research Information, 103 Comer Hall, Auburn University, Alabama 36849.
    (available online at www.forestry.auburn.edu/sfnmc/pubs/manuscri/symposium.html)
  • MCNABB, K. 2004. Nursery Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 649-657.