Restoration Stories

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Åsa and Margareta talking about the forest

A really nice forest chat

May 2, 2024

#ForestRestorationStory by Åsa Granberg, practical coordinator in SUPERB’s Swedish demo Last Friday, I had one of the best forest moments in a long time. It all started in the morning when I scanned through the post of the day. I have recently helped our Swiss project colleagues Moses Kazungu and Marcel Hunziker to distribute letters of invitation to a digital questionnaire about people’s perceptions on forests and forest restoration among…

Restoring after forest dieback: First Public Engagement Workshop in our German demo area

Restoring after forest dieback: First Public Engagement Workshop in our German demo area

Apr 22, 2024

The pressure to act and restore the forest ecosystem is immense in our German demo area in North-Rhine Westphalia: Having suffered massive pest outbreaks 6 years ago, the region still struggles with widespread forest dieback. As…

World Café

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…

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…