Skogssällskapet invites to a forest excursion in Latvia on May 15-17 2017. The main topic on the trip will be silviculture on highly productive forest- and former agriculture land.
We have all seen in the field that planted young forest in Latvia grows very good. Much better than what was anticipated when the stands were planted. Skogssällskapet have thereby made new inventories of young forests planted by us some 5-10 years ago. The results have also been analyzed along with simulations of different management intensities.
On the trip are also prof. Urban Nilsson from SLU and Mattias Berglund, Silviculture Manager on Skogssällskapet in Sweden to discuss questions about stand densities, number of needed pre-commercial thinnings and commercial thinnings and how such decisions affects the forest´s volume and value development. Our ambition with the excursion is to give you more knowledge of the latest research on the topic and to share the results of our own resent findings.
You will also get the opportunity to meet Skogssällskapet Baltic´s new MD, Per Bergenheim, who will join us on the trip.
18:15 Departure by bus from Riga Airport to Rezekne.
22:00 Check-in at Hotel Kolonna Rezekne
08:00 Forest excursion around in Eastern Latvia
15:00 Departure by bus to Cesis
18:00 Check-in and dinner at Hotel Kolonna Cesis
08:00 Forest excursion in Central Latvia
15:00 Departure by buss to Riga Airport
17:15 Arrival at Riga Airport for flights departing in the evening.
Registration: At latest on April 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs: Skogssällskapet covers local transportation. All other costs are covered by each participant. Skogssällskapet will make the hotel reservations but each participant pays directly to the hotels when checking out.
Bring: In addition to clothes for the travel, please bring shoes suitable for for a forest excursion.
As places are limited, please respond as soon as possible.