Today, SYLVA gathered together ten leading forestry experts at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford. This was the final step in completing an EU research programme undertaken as part of our think-tank work.
The research programme is entitled Prospects for the market supply of wood and other forest products from areas with fragmented woodland ownership structures. The research programme is being led by the Confederation of European Forest Owners and involves several European countries.
SYLVA was contracted by ConFor to deliver a study of the English forestry sector as part of this study. The ten experts who attended today’s focus group represented many parts of the forestry sector including major NGOs, large estate managers, private owners of small woodlands, and academics. As part of this work SYLVA’s Director of Forestry, Alistair Yeomans, has already completed an extensive review of literature and interviewed many experts in the industry.
The final written report will be completed this week. We hope to make it available on our website some time in the future at www.ForestryHorizons.eu