- Future performance of the forest: take ecological, economic and social aspects into account equally
- Efficient production and provision of the raw material wood still necessary
- Research on the role of wood and the use of wood in economic systems in the lecture program
Forest management has many adjustments and long planning periods. All participants in the forestry and wood value chain have therefore been discussing solutions to the numerous new challenges posed by climate change and its consequences for years. The ever-increasing importance of the forest for society further increases the pressure to succeed. INTERFORST 2022, which will take place from 17th to 20th July in Munich, offers numerous solutions for a future-oriented orientation of forest management as the leading trade fair for every single step of forest management up to wood recycling.
Josef Ziegler, President of the Bavarian Forest Owners’ Association, said: “The forest owners are facing enormous challenges. We urgently need innovations and solutions in order to successfully implement the necessary adaptation and conversion of our forests. Our forests do a lot for society and, among other things, also an indispensable contribution to climate protection. INTERFORST 2022 is an important meeting place for the forestry industry. I am very happy that we can use this fair again this year to carry out the professional exchange on a broad scale and in personal meetings.”
Forests and forestry in climate change
Storm, beetle infestation and drought are currently the everywhere visible consequences of advancing climate change. One thing is clear to all experts: forests must be adapted to developments in the context of active and sustainable management. It is important to take into account all forest functions and look decades into the future. Only if it is possible to take equal account of the ecological, social and economic aspects can forests continue to provide their services to all citizens in the usual way in the future.
In addition to nature rejuvenation, planting and sowing of new tree species will be necessary to create climate-stable forests. However, a forward-looking selection of new tree species is not enough. Innovations for planting, young stock maintenance and thinning are just as much top topics of INTERFORST exhibitors as careful machine use and soil protection.
Certain questions will be able to be reassessed through digitization – e.g. B. Forecasts of forest health and growth that enable industry players to react even faster to changing conditions.
Usage concepts and new solutions
For the successful development of the bioeconomy, it is of central importance that efficient production and provision of the raw material wood is and remains possible. Ideally, this is done not only with regard to the other diverse forest functions, but in such a way that the performance of the forest as a whole is promoted. The integrative approach of multifunctional forestry is a real concept of success. At INTERFORST 2022, exhibitors will therefore also show machines and equipment as well as complete system solutions for difficult-to-reach forest regions, for tree care in recreational forests and for landscape conservation in nature reserves.
The bioeconomy offers great opportunities. It is therefore obvious that many experts in the forestry and timber industry are today concerned with the question of which roles wood and the use of wood can play in economic systems in the future. Which new options can be opened up beyond energy use or use as a building material is therefore the subject of current research and development work.
INTERFORST offers important information and discussion opportunities with its supporting program: With lectures by experts from the Thünen Institute for Forestry in the congress in Hall B6, important aspects are worked out: On the 19th July informs Dr. Sebastian Glasenapp, employee at the Thünen Institute, on “Wood use in Germany” and on Wednesday, 20. July, the head of the institute, Prof. Dr. Matthias Dieter, on “Raw material mobilization for the bioeconomy.” In the forum, also in hall B6, the topic block Climate Change silviculture on the 18th. July with lectures on plant ordering, planting and planting processes impulses for the future planting strategy. On the Green Couch in Hall B6, on the 20th July Dr. Norbert Schäffer, Board Member State Association for Bird Protection in Bavaria e. V., Georg Schirmbeck, President of the German Forestry Council, and Dr. Peter Pröbstle, head of the Bavarian State Institute for Forestry and Forestry, the topic of forest nature protection with a future.