NordGen Forest Conference 2018

New forest for future needs

- using advanced regeneration methods and techniques

18-19 September Tuusula, Southern Finland

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to participate in the NordGen Forest 2018 Conference in Hotel Gustavelund 18 September and field trip on 19 September to Southern Finland (Harviala, Röykkä). NordGen Forest is to address conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources, by being a forum for researchers, practitioners and managers working on forest genetics, seeds, planting stock and regeneration, and by facilitating the flow of scientific information and knowhow between these groups.

The areas that will be covered at the conference and field trip include:

  1. strategic objectives related to forest regeneration in Finland’s National Forest Strategy
  2. choosing regeneration chain by using big data
  3. new methods for seedling stand monitoring
  4. somatic embryogenesis of Norway spruce in Finland
  5. new technologies can create new forests (possibilities of genomic selection)
  6. current bottlenecks identified in planting research
  7. future diseases risks for three seedlings
  8. red band needle disease of pine
  9. mechanical thinning of seedling stand
  10. data collection using drones
  11. material for 2nd generation seed orchards
  12. artificial lightning treatments for seedlings
  13. etc.




Tuusula, Southern Finland
From Tuesday September 18th 2018 at 08:30
To Wednesday September 19th 2018 at 17:00
Friday August 17th 2018 at 15:23
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Contact and practical information

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Hotel reservation


Please see below the hotel's instructions for room reservations.


Guests will book and pay their rooms themselves.

Room reservations until 17.8.2018, after that we will release the non-reserved rooms.

Reservations from reception:

tel. +358 (0)9 273751 or by e-mail

Kindly use code NordGen Conference 2018

(Kindly notice that price cannot be booked via internet).