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Forest knowledge platform Waldwissen.net wins an award

The platform waldwissen.net has been given an award for its successful relaunch and the benefits it offers to the public.

The information and communication platform waldwissen.net has been providing sound, research-backed answers to all sorts of questions concerning the forest for 15 years now. The FVA has been one of its publishers from the beginning. To mark the anniversary, the site has been given a new look, for which it has now been awarded the Best of Swiss Web Award.


Plane trees: An option in climate change?

In the search for alternative tree species as an answer to climate change, plane trees are among the mentioned species. The reason for this is their expected versatility and resilience to changing climatic site conditions. However, there are such considerable risks, especially from canker stain of plane (Ceratocystis platani), that planes should currently not being considered a serious option in forestry.

Read more at waldwissen.net

Ripping out and burning - the only effective method against canker stain of plane.

Pine marten or stone marten?

Martens are often active in settled areas, but they can also be spotted in the forest. If you want to know whether you have just encountered a stone marten or a pine marten, you will find the most important distinguishing features here.

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Pine marten photographed between leaves
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