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Trade-offs and synergies between European and national forest restoration policies and laws 

Apr 2, 2024

#RestorationStory by Simon Fleckenstein and Antonio Basilicata on a stimulating exchange at the science-policy-practice interface  Climate resilience and biodiversity are mutually reinforcing preconditions for forests to deliver what we as societies need: e.g. wood and other forest products, and opportunities for recreation. But how can we reach this, considering incoherencies and unexplored synergies between European and national forest policies and laws, mirroring different societal interests, values, and knowledge? As such, they…

Restoring forests on poor sandy soils

Restoring forests on poor sandy soils

Mar 20, 2024

Restoration Story by Silke Jacobs & Lisa Raats When visiting the Dutch SUPERB demo area at the end of January, one could see a grayish dust cloud coming from a helicopter that was flying over the…

First-year anniversary at SUPERB’s Po Valley Demo  

First-year anniversary at SUPERB’s Po Valley Demo  

Mar 12, 2024

In the municipality of Legnano, the first restoration plot of SUPERB’s Po Valley Demo is celebrating its first-year anniversary. The team has divided the land here into 12 different stands to experiment with different densities of…

Irish forestry professionals visiting NRW forest

Resist, survive, respond, restore

Mar 7, 2024

Exploring resilient forest responses across countries  #RestorationStory from Jo O’Hara The SUPERB project already touches many places and people through its demos and partners. Yet we must stretch its synergies even further if we are to…

The Vaia storm five years later – lessons for forests and people

The Vaia storm five years later – lessons for forests and people

Nov 7, 2023

By Alberto Pauletto, FSC Italia At the end of October 2018, tropical storm Vaia brought heavy rains and winds of up to 200 km/h to Northern Italy, killing 37 people and unleashing damage estimated at almost…