Dear colleagues, as the beautiful fall season starts in many parts of the world, I’d like to invite you to join the following webinar event co-organized by the Forest Products Society (FPS) and IUFRO D5.01 Wood & Fiber Quality Group. The webinar will be held on October 10, 2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada), through Zoom. Online registration (https://forestprod.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1784697&group=) is open now.
Our guest speaker is Dr. Geoffrey Downes, the Director and Senior Researcher of Forest Quality Pty. Ltd. Forest Quality, based in Tasmania, Australia. He will present the latest research and development on Resistance Drilling of Standing Trees for Commercial Inventory of Plantation Wood Quality (see attached flyer for detail information). Geoff has a focus on developing and operationalizing non-destructive wood quality assessment technology in commercial plantations. He has been involved in studying the causes of variability in wood properties for 35 years, with a focus on the physiology of wood formation as affected by environment. He has had some involvement with the application of SilviScan to forestry since starting with CSIRO in 1992. This involved using these high-resolution wood property measurements, together with tree growth (dendrometer) monitoring, to investigate links between environment, growth and sub-annual wood variability. Since 2015, the focus has been on applying resistance drilling to the estimation of wood basic density in standing trees, to support commercial applications.
FPS & IUFRO D5.01 Joint Webinar
Resistance Drilling of Standing Trees for Commercial Inventory of Plantation Wood Quality
─ A Web Platform for Online Processing of Resi Traces
Guest Speaker: Dr. Geoffrey M. Downes
When: October 10, 2023 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Moderators: Xiping Wang (Xiping.wang(a)usda.gov<mailto:Xiping.firstname.lastname@example.org>)
Brunela Pollastrelli Rodrigues (brunelr(a)clemson.edu<mailto:email@example.com>)
Sponsors: Forest Products Society (FPS) – NDE and Wood Quality TIGs
IUFRO D5.01 Wood & Fiber Quality Group
Registration Link: https://forestprod.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1784697&group=
Look forward to meeting you virtually on October 10, 2023
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CA22155 Action establishes a network for the past, present and future of use of major non-timber forest raw materials and products in Europe. Whilst it will focus on forest by-products mainly Potash Tar Resin Charcoal (PoTaRCh) - as representatives of traditional forest exploitation heritage, it will touch upon other forest by-products (tannins, pitches).
The goal of CA22155 Action is to identify and assess production changes and their social and environmental impacts on sustainable development, and based on their heritage, to draw lessons for the future.
The CA22155 Action will support researchers, stakeholders (museums, state forests, associations, etc.) and tradition bearers who know and are interested in these products in their research, discovery, use in production, education and heritage promotion.
If you are interested in joining this Action (the description of this action CA22155 you can find on https://link.edgepilot.com/s/06a629b3/X6GYqsbAN0ylXvhpqJafHA?u=https://www.… , panel on the right under the MoU name), you can express your intent on the website dedicated to working groups: https://link.edgepilot.com/s/3bf0aabe/6AHohvLtUU24YibU2cmNeQ?u=https://e-se….
Here you will be asked to choose the working group(s) you are most interested in. The first management committee meeting will take place 3rd October (only for a Committee Members). There they will go through the list of interested parties for the working groups and register them. You will then receive information about meetings, etc. via email.
Note that if you do not yet have a COST profile, the link above will first direct you to a registration page, which you will have to fill out.
If your country has not yet represented for this action (until now we have 35 representatives from 24 countries: Austria (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Belgium (1) Switzerland (1), Czech republic (2), Denmark (1), Greece (2), Spain (1), Finland (2), Croatia (1), Italy (2), Luxembourg (1), Norway (2), Poland (2), Portugal (1), Romania (2), Serbia (1), Sweden (2), Slovakia (2), Turkey (2), United Kingdom (1) - each country can have 2 representatives, you can propose yourself through a national coordinator (https://link.edgepilot.com/s/aa1ca7b6/iYqzb5RCVEmil4OnQZIvEw?u=https://www.…)
Cost Actions are an excellent way to get to know other researchers and practitioners.
September 5, 2023
5th World Bamboo Workshop - Hands On Training
Don't miss out on a unique opportunity! Join us at the World Bamboo Workshop Guatemala 2023. [https://www.worldbambooworkshop.com] We're thrilled to announce that this extraordinary event will unfold over 4 enriching days, featuring the insights of 11 International Experts hailing from 7 diverse countries.
Our mission and our theme: Building a Climate-Resilient Future with Bamboo!
From Architecture and Construction to innovative Furniture and Home Goods Design, explore the realms of Edible Shoots and Beverage Extracts, and dive into the intricacies of Propagation and Harvesting. The knowledge shared at this workshop promises to be both cutting-edge and inspiring.
Your presence is key to the success of the World Bamboo Workshop Guatemala 2023! We're eager to welcome you aboard this enlightening journey. There is no other workshop like this anywhere! If you have any queries or need assistance, don't hesitate to reach out. Secure your spot now via Eventbrite using the link below:
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/.../world-bamboo-workshop... [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-bamboo-workshop-guatemala-2023-tickets-7…] . [https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-bamboo-workshop-guatemala-2023-tickets-7…]
YOU MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO COMING... the venue is a long drive from Guatemala City and we must travel together en-masse! We will be working in a small community on the coast, and it won't be easy to get there on your own. So, no walk-ins please!
Culms ready to be made into something useful and beautiful! In Punta Brava, Guatemala
EMPOWERMENT BAMBOO! [https://www.empowermentbamboo.com/]WELCOME TO THE BAMBOO SPACE OF THE NEW ERA
In June, several of us attended the European Bamboo Expo [https://europeanbambooexpo.eu/] in Dortmund, Germany. It was a very big success - mainly because it brought together people interested in the benefits of bamboo who had never physically been to a "bamboo event" on a continent that has long grown bamboo ornamentally yet only now shows real desire to create a bamboo industry for utilization.
There I met Ulla Schuch for the first time. Ulla is an amazing woman who served as the "master of ceremonies" at the Expo, the moderator, and the instigator on the stage who created a memorable rapport with her audience. She is also the mastermind behind the German Garden Academy / Deutsche Garten Akademie [https://www.deutschegartenakademie.de/]. Afterwards she approached me with the idea to start a series of podcasts & online workshops focused on bamboo. And so now, it begins!
Empowerment Bamboo [https://www.empowermentbamboo.com/] has launched the preliminary website. Please take a look; this is a great opportunity for you, as bamboo practitioners, to be a part of this new movement. WBO is collaborating fully with Ulla and her team. There will be a podcast every Saturday morning! and take part in the Online Cooperation Congress taking place from 17-19 November.
Please sign up to receive the Empowerment Bamboo newsletter. [https://deutsche-gartenakademie.mykajabi.com/empowerment-bamboo-news]
Let's work together with Ulla and Empowerment Bamboo to educate, share, collaborate, network and promote the benefits of bamboo globally! Thank you.
September 18 : World Bamboo Day [https://worldbamboo.net/world-bamboo-day] all around the world! How will you celebrate?
October 26-29 : World Bamboo Workshop [https://www.worldbambooworkshop.com/] in Guatemala.
April 10-13, 2024 : 12th World Bamboo Congress, [https://wbc-official-website.webflow.io/] Hsinchu, Taiwan.
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