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New approaches and perspectives for forestry in China

A joint arcticle of Lin2Value members in the German forestry journal "AFZ-Der Wald" about the current situation of forestry in China and the aims of the project (see download link below).[more]


Workshop on future crop tree selection and valuable wood production in Pingxiang

During the stay of the Lin4Wood team of the Freiburg University at the ECTF (Experimental Center for Tropical Forestry) in Pingxiang (Guangxi), project coordinator Prof. Dr. Heinrich Spiecker was kindly requested to give a...[more]


Ground truthing and experience report from our Master students

Within the last two weeks of March and the first week of April the ground truthing team, formed by students of the University of Göttingen and the University of Anhui Agricultural University and supported by the local forest...[more]


First weeks of Lin4Wood fieldwork in Guangxi

Between 19th of March and 22nd of April 2013, the PhD students Jan Hackenberg (WP 2.1), Stephan Hoffmann (WP 2.2 + WP 2.4) and Marc Wassenberg (WP 2.4), supported by the Freiburg Master student Kathy Chiu and the Chinese...[more]


All-Terrain Cable Crane for China

On the 19th of April 2013 the Experimental Center of Tropical Forestry (ECTF) ordered the Koller K 303 H cable crane. This cable crane is the key-element of ECTF’s strategy to enable selective timber harvesting in steep terrain...[more]


Training in Forest Stand Mapping in Shitai, China

[Translate to english:] Deputy director of the Shitai County Forestry Bureau Mr. Anguo Fan introduced Lin4Carbon and the training course. Picture by Bailin DingTraining process Picture by Bailin DingQuestions and answers Picture by Bailin DingQuestions and answers Picture by Bailin DingGroup picture after a successful day Picture by Bailin Ding

According to the plan of the Lin4Carbon project, our senior scientist Dr. Hans Fuchs gave a one day intensive training in Forest Stand Mapping in Shitai County on Thursday, March 21st, 2013. PhD student Dengkui Mo assisted and...[more]


First month of Lin4Carbon field work

[Translate to english:] Our main working place: The Chinese fir forests in Shitai CountyAn alternative? Castanopsis glauca. Not only a good timber species.Very often the case: tea and no forest.Finding mission: How will we get to the first plot.The first steps on the road are always easy.Is the Bridge strong enough for us? We nearly lost one of our team.Finding the way in the forest.And where should we go now? The expected forest was cut already.Finally time for the well earned lunch break.

At the end of February 2013,  the Lin4Carbon project fieldwork started. The current field team consists of  scientist and students of  Göttingen University, Freiburg University, Chinese Academy of  Forestry...[more]


The first stem discs are produced

[Translate to english:] The first tree is felled and the measurement starts.Discussion about the first stem disc.Here it is.Accuracy is everything. Measuring weight and Volume of the discs on the river bed.Result of the day. Not only stem discs but also brunches are carried out of the forest for further measurement.The Jujia (Good living) Saw mill.The drying oven.The first processed stem disc.

Today, the Lin4Carbon field team processed the first stem discs to be analyzed. The first trees were already felled a week ago and dried in the Jujia (Good living) Saw mill. Besides the stem discs analysis, all felled trees are...[more]


Arbor Day in China

[Translate to english:] The morning of the 12th March. Everything is prepared for the tree planting.The Lin4Carbon Project Members ready to start.The first tree is planted, together with Mr. Fan Anguo Director of the Shitai Foretry Bureau.The Progress of Shitais tree planters is visible.

On March 12th, the fieldwork team members of the Lin4Carbon project were invited by the local Authorities in Shitai County to participate in the tree planting ceremony.  Shitai County is the first project study site and the...[more]


Nursing China's Ailing Forests Back to Health

A lauded effort to create mixed forest stands is giving villagers and loggers a chance to make a living while restoring ecosystem vitality. [more]

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