Wednesday, 12 September

Morning

Beginning: 10am
FP1403 Final MC-Meeting

Noon

Welcome reception
Buffet lunch

Afternoon

Synthesis presentations
Regular presentations

Evening

Poster session
+ Wine reception  

 
Thursday, 13 September

Morning

Keynote talk
Regular presentation

Noon

Buffet lunch

Afternoon

Keynote talk
Regular presentations

Evening

Conference dinner

 
Friday, 14 September

Morning

Keynote talk
Regular presentation
Plenum, Wrap up

Noon

Buffet lunch

Afternoon

Excursion
(registration required)

Evening

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  Excursion

Our field trip on Friday afternoon, 14 September, will bring us to a forest estate with one of the longest histories of non-native tree species trials and plantations in Austria. Grafenegg forest estate is situated outside the Alpine Region in eastern Austria, about one hour by car from Vienna. Parts of their forests lie in the Danube floodplain and are exposed to irregular inundations. Other parts of their forests are situated amongst vineyard hills where high temperatures and low precipitation result in slow growth and bad health of autochthonous tree species, especially conifers. As early as from the 19th century field trials with non-native tree species have been established in the quest for tree species alternatives under such difficult growing conditions. Dutch elm disease, ash dieback and bark beetle damages further stimulated the interest in non-native tree species. Hybrid poplars, black walnut and Douglas fir have been successfully cultivated for decades. Other species play increasingly important roles, and again other pose significant threats. Aspects of species choice, wood production and nature conservation will be presented and discussed with the participants.

Grafenegg forest estate (Forstverwaltung Grafenegg), A-3485 Grafenegg 1

 The excursion fee is EUR 40 (additionally to the registration fee).

Danube floodplain

Danube floodplain

Douglas fir stand in droughtprone hillside area

Douglas fir stand in drought prone hillside area

Grafenegg castle

Grafenegg castle

  Evening

The Conference dinner will take place on Thursday 13th September at 19:00 at the traditional Austrian Winery (Heuriger). It can easily be reached by public transport. In addition, a bus shuttle will be organised leaving from the university.