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An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana
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An outdoor classroom in the forest: new “marteloscope” educational site inaugurated in Ljubljana

Šmarna gora, the highest hill in the city of Ljubljana, is now more than an iconic landscape monument and a destination for hikers. With the opening of the first “marteloscope” in central Slovenia, its slopes have been transformed into an outdoor classroom for school pupils thanks to an initiative of the EU-funded research and innovation...

Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light
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Same trees, different perspectives: using a marteloscope to present forests in a new light

What do you see when you look at a forest? The first, obvious answer could be “trees”, but the more nuanced reality is that forests have different meanings and values to different people. Trees provide important habitats to animals, such as cavities for bats to sleep in and branches for birds to build their nests...

Exploring the forests of Luxembourg during the 9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network: A Journey about Forest Resilience- and Conservation
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Exploring the forests of Luxembourg during the 9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network: A Journey about Forest Resilience- and Conservation

A warm welcome to Luxembourg Despite a chilly autumn at our doorstep, on the 4th of October, we were warmly welcomed by the chair of the Integrate Network, Michel Leytem (ANF), as he opened the 9th Annual Meeting of the Integrate Network held in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. There were about 94 participants across 3 days from...

Marteloscope in Bosnia Herzegovina
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First marteloscope established in Bosnia Herzegovina: Using marteloscopes for training management measures in beech coppice forests

Author: Bruno Marić The marteloscope network is constantly growing: While there exist several training sites in the Western Balkan region, namely in Serbia, the first training site was recently established in Bosnia Herzegovina. Following the set-up a training event was conducted on October 6th, 2023, in Kupres. It focussed on the practical implementation of guidelines...

Why Integrative Forest Management requires integrative solutions
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Why Integrative Forest Management requires integrative solutions

In times of climate change and related global challenges, forests are both under threat and considered important allies to mitigate climate change. Demand for our forests is accordingly high, so we ask ourselves: Could Integrative Forest Management – a management method that integrates several forest ecosystem services – serve as one of the solutions? And...

Teagasc Forestry Development Department (FDD) organises 6 “marteloscope” workshops in Oak Park forest
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Teagasc Forestry Development Department (FDD) organises 6 “marteloscope” workshops in Oak Park forest

Teagasc Forestry Development Department (FDD) continues its innovative “outdoor classroom” forestry training programme with 6 busy “marteloscope” workshops in Oak Park forest. During April and May this year Teagasc FDD organised a series of workshops in the outdoor training facility installed in the forests of Teagasc Oak Park, Carlow. The workshops drew significant interest and...

Connecting nature conservation and forest management
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Connecting nature conservation and forest management

Why the best exchange of knowledge&experiences about forests usually happens in the forest Have you ever heard of the ADAPT Project, a project implemented by IUCN to increase ecosystem and community resilience to climate change and disaster risks by applying Nature-based solutions in the Western Balkans? I in fact haven’t, until recently I met some of...

Discussions on Mediterranean mixed forest silvicultural scenarios: the Collemeluccio Marteloscope
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Discussions on Mediterranean mixed forest silvicultural scenarios: the Collemeluccio Marteloscope

Forest technicians, master students, forest researchers, and carabinieri forestali visited the Collemeluccio (Italy) Marteloscope on the International Day of Forests (21 March 2023) to discuss silvicultural scenarios of a Mediterranean mixed forest. Colemeluccio forest is a mixed conifer and broadleaves forest representing one exceptional refugia of silver fir Mill. belonging to the Apennine Mountains. There...

New marteloscope in Baden, Switzerland
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New marteloscope in Baden, Switzerland

On March 23rd, 2023, 21 students from ETH Zürich had the chance to learn about habitat trees and their microhabitats in a new Integrate+ marteloscope site in Baden (Switzerland). The students performed a tree marking exercise with the aim to identify and retain the ten most ecologically valuable trees while reducing the growing stock by...

New Integrate Network Flyer 2023
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New Integrate Network Flyer 2023

New year, new flyer. With the changes that the years have brought to the management of our network, we wanted to update the image we present to the forestry community in Europe and the world. In this new presentation we included the Integrate triangle that associates the three fundamental pillars on which we base our...