Location: Edinburgh

The joint EFI ATLANTIC & IEFC annual meeting science seminar will take place on Wednesday 10 May 2017 at the Edinburgh Capital Hotel

The seminar will focus on the impacts of pests and diseases, windthrow and climate change on the forests of Atlantic Europe, and the efforts to build more resilient forests through the use of a wider range of tree species and appropriate silvicultural management. EFI Atlantic and EIFC members have done a significant amount of work to address species choice and forest management. This year’s annual meeting will consider the results of this work and implications for forestry policy and practice.

The programme allows for a one-day science seminar on the conference theme and then a rare opportunity to visit forest sites and experiments in the West Coast of Scotland. The forest visit will take participants by ferry across the Clyde Estuary to a long established Forest Research tree species trial at Kilmum on the Cowal Peninsula and to the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh site at Benmore.

The following day, participants will take the ferry from Oban to the Isle of Mull to see the REINFORCE alternative species experiment and short forestry trial.

In order to book a place at the event, please complete a booking form on the website and return it no later than 31st March 2017.

If you wish to present a paper during the open forum on the 10th May, please complete to submission form – also available on – and return it no later than 10th April 2017.


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