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IUFRO News Vol. 39, Issue 6, June 2010

The Rusts of Forest Trees conference in Italy, the conference on People, Forests and the Environment: Coexisting in Harmony held in Morocco and a workshop on Diseases of Tropical Trees held in Uganda are especially highlighted in this issue.

More than 40 tree rust specialists convened in Florence, Italy, for the Fourth International Rusts of Forest Trees Conference held by IUFRO Working Party 7.02.05 to talk about a broad array of topics, including phylogeny, distribution, biology, epidemiology, genomics, genetic resistance, and management. Discussions at the International Conference "People, Forests and the Environment: Coexisting in Harmony" that took place in Casablanca, Morocco, focused on the current state of knowledge of people’s socioeconomic basic needs, forest goods and environmental services, towards a sustainable existence in harmony, of all concerned stakeholders. Finally, a report from a workshop for foresters, forestry researchers and other stakeholders on diseases of trees held in Kampala, Uganda, is presented in this issue.

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