Wind and Trees 2023 – The future is uncertain: wind resilient forests in a changed climate

20-23 June 2023, Castelfranco Veneto, Italy.

Wind and Trees 2023
Photo: Wind and Trees 2023

The 10th International Wind and Trees Conference will be hosted by the IUFRO Working Party 8.03.06, at Villa Bolasco in Castelfranco Veneto, province of Treviso, Italy from 20 to 23 June 2023.

The conference will focus on the understanding of the processes of wind damage to forests and how we use this knowledge to develop resistant and resilient forests in our changed climate.

Scientists from a range of disciplines will have the opportunity to share advances in knowledge on topics including:

  • Understanding damage patterns and processes in forests due to windstorms
  • Mechanics of wind damage
  • Tree acclimation and adaptation to the wind
  • Designing wind-resistant and resilient forests

There will be a half day dedicated to Flash Talks (7 minutes + 3 minutes for questions) and Posters (1 slide to present poster) with a prize for the best student Flash Talk and best student Poster.

There will also be a half-day with four workshops:

  • Using remote sensing to determine wind damage in forests
  • Machine learning as a tool for understanding wind damage and wind effects on trees
  • Tree pulling to determine tree resistance to uprooting
  • Training in the use of the wind damage risk model (fgr R library)

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The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU.