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University Freiburg and Forest Office Johanniskreuz welcome delegation from China


In the framework of the recent Lin2Value meeting, researchers of the Chinese Academy of Forestry, Chongqing Academy of Forestry and Experimental Center of Tropical Forestry visited the Chair of Forest Growth (University Freiburg) and the Forest Office in Johanniskreuz  (Rhineland-Palatinate) to exchange ideas and to further strengthen the cooperation in the field of forest science. The German forest experts prepared for their Chinese guests a manifold and interesting excursion program and demonstrated various aspects of innovative and multipurpose forest management to them.

For the program part in Johanniskreuz, some more information can be found in an article of the local press:

The stay of our Chinese guests was supported generously by the International Office (University Freiburg), the Baden-Württemberg-Chinese-Society (BWCG e.V.) and the Erich Schmidt-Sattelmühle-foundation.



Heinrich Spiecker demonstrates valuable wood production with Wild Cherry

Lumberjack Christoph Schaab shows how to prune Douglas Fir trees with support of the ladder system “DISTEL II”

Burkhard Steckel, head of the Forest Office Johanniskreuz in discussion with the Chinese guests

Group photo of the Chinese delegation with the team of Johanniskreuz and Prof. Heinrich Spiecker (University Freiburg)

On the last day the group visited the “Douglas-fir trail” in the Municipal Forest of Freiburg