1.08.00 - Silviculture for edible non-wood forest products


Two New Publications Hot off the Press!

  • Sheppard J.P., Chamberlain J., Agúndez D, Bhattacharya P., Chirwa P.W., Gontcharov A., Sagona W.C.J., Shen H.L., Tadesse W., & Mutke S. (2020). Sustainable Forest Management Beyond the Timber-Oriented Status Quo: Transitioning to Co-production of Timber and Non-wood Forest Products–a Global Perspective. Current Forestry Reports. doi: 10.1007/s40725-019-00107-1 open accesss https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs40725-019-00107-1 

  • Vacik H. et al. (2020). Non-Wood Forest Products in Europe. Ecology and Management of mushrooms, tree products, understory plants and animal products Outcomes of the COST Action FP1203 on European NWFPs. BoD Norderstedt, ISBN: 978-3-7494-7546-9, 414p. 


II International Symposium on Korean Pine Biology and Silviculture

Vladivostok, Russian Federation; 16-18 September 2019.

The goal of this symposium is to bring together scientists and practitioners from different countries interested in various aspects of Pinus koraiensis research, to review the progress in the this field, to report their study results, to present new ideas, concepts and techniques, to discuss topics of mutual interest, to promote the international efforts for the sustainability of the Korean Pine forest ecosystems and for the well-being of people depending on them.



"Co-Production for Sustainable Sourcing of Timber and Non-Timber Forest Products"

Session at the IUFRO All-Division 5 (Forest Products) Conference; Vancouver, BC, Canada; 12-16 June 2017; Units involved: 1.08.00, 5.11.00. 12 June 2017

Best forest management practices provide multiple goods and services for society, while protecting and maintaining ecosystem functions. The integration of non-timber forest products into timber-focused management expands the potential to achieve these objectives. Co-production requires consideration of a broad spectrum of biotic, abiotic, and social factors. Balance between spatial, temporal, and economic scales is necessary for sustainable sourcing of all products and services. Increased management complexity should not be a deterrent, rather an incentive to increase utility and health of forest ecosystems to provide a broad array of products. This technical session will explore nuances of integrating non-timber products into forest management to achieve optimal production. Presentations are desired that examine a broad spectrum of issues regarding co-production.


"Sustainable co-production of wood and non-wood forest products"

Session at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress (Session number 105); Freiburg, Germany. Units involved: 1.08.00, 5.11.00.


Forests provide timber, fuel, and a whole host of other important raw materials. Non-Wood Forest Products (NWFP) encompass edible plants, animals and forest fungi, medicinal and aromatic plants, resins and gums, and many other so-called "minor forest products". Such NWFP have long been an important resource for rural and local people and today, are finding new niches for commercial development. Ecosystem services from forests are essential for human welfare from a local to global scale. A much broader view of the role of provisioning goods and services from forests is needed so that the immediate needs of rural and local people are met, new products are brought to market, and the forest are co-managed to produce both wood and non-wood products while maintaining their diversity, ecosystem functions and services. Sustainable collection of a selection of marketable commodities can offer higher soil expectation values than pure wood-optimised silvicultural systems, even within the boreal forest zone. Advances in research on forest management for sustainable co-production of multiple goods, compatible with accomplishment of all other ecosystems services, will be presented and discussed among experts from different continents.