Conference on emerging forest diseases and innovative control strategies of the LIFE HEALTHY FOREST project

After almost three years since the beginning of the Life Healthy Forest project, we have the pleasure of inviting all those who are interested, to an informative day on the results obtained so far, within this interesting project, aimed at the forestry sector.In this last workshop, half a day, we will have the participation of other representatives of LIFE projects, together with experts from forestry associations, regional governments and two invited speakers from New Zealand willing to tell us about their experiences in the management of forest diseases and its control.

Wednesday, September 19

08: 45-9: 00 Welcome
09: 00-9: 30 Life Healthy Forest Project: Main results. Eugenia Iturritxa, NEIKER-Tecnalia. Project coordinator
09: 30-10: 00 Modeling of defoliation of Pinus radiata trees, using spatial remote sensing data.
Patrick Schatz, FSU Jena Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena
10: 00-10: 30 Life Climatree Project. Ignacio Buesa, CEBAS-CSIC
10: 30-11: 00 Life FOREST CO2 Project. Tomás Sánchez, AGRESTA
11: 00-11: 30 The role of the Association of Foresters of Bizkaia in the management of forest diseases
Fernando Azurmendi, Association of Foresters of Bizkaia
11: 30-12: 00 Regional government response to problems related to forest diseases
Aitor Omar, Forest Service. Provincial Council of Bizkaia
12: 00-12: 30 Coffee break
12: 30-13: 15 Endophytes: a new tool for the control of diseases and pests.
Dr Jenny Aitken, New Zealand Forest Association. The Tree Lab
13: 15-14: 00 Fight against radiata pine afficia disease in New Zealand.
Bill Dyck, New Zealand Forest Association Biosecurity Manager

* English-Spanish translation services will be offered during the workshop.

Thursday, September 20
In-situ visit to the forest located in areas affected by the most relevant diseases that compromise the sustainability of the forestry sector in the region.
Participants will have the opportunity to visit some pilot plots of the project, where different treatments have been applied to evaluate the effectiveness against disease of the radiata pine afficia in Elorrio. During this excursion we will have the opportunity to share and exchange our experiences.
Food in the forest.