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““Yes, man can get used to living in the desert, but what feeds his soul is to live in a wooded place, in the forests!”

― Mehmet Murat ildan

Fifth day of the workshop: Small scale sawmill and tiny houses

Fifth day of the workshop: Small scale sawmill and tiny houses

The fifth and last day of the workshop started with a field trip to Petur. He has managing his own small scale company for 16 years and has been sawing throughout the years between 200 to 400 cubic meters per year. He presented his work procedures and shared his...

Fourth day of the workshop: Poplar standards and a log house

Fourth day of the workshop: Poplar standards and a log house

The day started off with a lecture of Dr Ólafur Eggertsson from the Icelandic Forest Service. He gave insight into his work with preparing Icelandic standards for Alaskan poplar. Various indicators have to be checked in order to fulfill the relevant standard criteria....

Second day of the work shop: Silviculture and the flying carpenters

Second day of the work shop: Silviculture and the flying carpenters

TreProX workshops are designed to give practical experiences to the students. The motto is always to learn from the practitioners. Today was a field trip day to meet various experts. The students visited this morning the forests around Eldrupgård and the Løvenholm...

TreProX workshop in Denmark started

TreProX workshop in Denmark started

Today, the student groups arrived to Jutland from Iceland, Sweden and Denmark. We are looking forward a busy week full of teaching and training. The workshop is hosted by Skoveskolen/University of Copenhagen.

TreProX on Swedish Radio

TreProX on Swedish Radio

On Wednesday the 1st of June a reporter from the Swedish Radio (Sveriges radio) came to the forest and took interviews with some of the participants of the project. The interview is in Swedish but it can be listened to here:...

Another busy day in Sweden

Another busy day in Sweden

Wednesday 1st of June Visit to Fredrik Gustafsson forest farm On the third day of the Swedish workshop the TreProX group met up with Dan Johansson and Fredrik Gustafsson at Fredrik‘s farm. Fredrik told the group about the farm, which is abou 1000 hectares, whereof the...

Day 2 of the TreProx workshop in Sweden

Day 2 of the TreProx workshop in Sweden

Tuesday 31st of May                          On the second day of the workshop the group went to JGA Sawmills which is a medium sized sawmill...

2nd workshop of the Erasmus+ project TreProX

2nd workshop of the Erasmus+ project TreProX

The second workshop of the Erasmus+ project TreProX was held in Sweden in the week 30th of May to the 3rd of June. In total around 30 participants took part in the workshop and the participants were very pleased with the planning and execution of the workshop. On the...

Film showing the highlights of the TreProX project in Iceland

Film showing the highlights of the TreProX project in Iceland

The TreProX project held a weeklong workshop on 10-16 October 2021. The subject was wood quality and standards of wood sorting as well as methods used in maximizing the quality of timber in growing forest stands. Members of the project are the Agricultural University...

The Erasmus project TreProX – Workshop in Iceland

The Erasmus project TreProX – Workshop in Iceland

The TreProX project held a weeklong workshop on 10.-16th of October. The subject was wood quality and standards of wood sorting as well as methods used in maximizing the quality of timber in forests while they are growing.  Members of the project are The...

TreProx course on timber sorting

TreProx course on timber sorting

The last day of the Iceland visit was spent in Þjórsárdalur, an area where the Iceland Forest Services has planted and maintained a forest for almost 80 years. There the participants had practical excercises, under the guidance of Tomas Ivarsson, based on timber...

TreProx workshop on using the timber sorting guide

TreProx workshop on using the timber sorting guide

On Thursday Tomas Ivarsson, one of the editors of the book Commercial Grading of Timber - Grading Rules, gave the theoretical part of his workshop based on the book. The book is really a handbook and participants learned how to use the book as a guide to sorting...

Day three – visit to Mógilsá and Heiðmörk

Day three – visit to Mógilsá and Heiðmörk

After a very nice breakfast at Hvanneyri, the program of day three of the TreProX Icelandic workshop started formally at Mógilsá, the Iceland Forest Services Research Center. The Director of the center, Dr. Edda Sigurdís Oddsdóttir, began the program by telling the...

Day two of the TreProx workshop

Day two of the TreProx workshop

On day two of the TreProX Iceland workshop Bent Jensen from Copenhagen University Forestry School talked about how planting and maintenance of forests directly affects timber quality. He gave quite a few examples of good and bad practices and the discussions that...

TreProx workshop in Iceland

TreProx workshop in Iceland

The Icelandic workshop of the TreProX project started formally on Monday the 11th of October. There are 39 participants in the workshop, from Denmark, Sweden and Iceland.  On the first day there were three lectures in the morning. Dr. Ólafur Eggertsson from the...

Swedish Wood homepage

Swedish Wood homepage

One of our partners in the TreProx project is Swedish Wood. Their homepage is a trove of information about wood and it's uses. All of their publications is free for download from the homepage, a lot of the materials is in Swedish but the homepage also has an English...

First meeting with the participants in the project

First meeting with the participants in the project

The project group has invited people from different fields of the timber industry to participate in a trial run of the materials being produced by the project group. On October 20th 2020 all participants met on Teams to hear all about our project and get an...

The book Grading of Timber

The book Grading of Timber

The book Grading of Timber is now available translated into Icelandic. This translation is a product of our project. This book is originally published by Swedish Wood as a tool for grading timber in saw-mills and other production sites for timber. We hope this book...