StarTree: Multipurpose trees and non-wood forest products: a challenge and opportunity

StarTree is a pan-European project to support the sustainable exploitation of forest resources for rural development. The project ran from November 2012 - October 2016 and is now completed.

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State of European NWFP

What can StarTree add to our understanding of non-wood forest products (NWFP)? The picture which emerges from the StarTree research is one which demonstrates the central role of NWFPs in the forest culture of Europe.

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Policy Brief

Wild forest products (WFPs) are vitally important for Europe's people and its economy. Used wisely they can help to bring about the necessary shift to a sustainable, smart and inclusive bio-based economy, a bioeconomy.

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Wild Forest Products in Europe

A visual glimpse at the current state of wild forest products in Europe, based on StarTree research and sector mapping. For the full report, read State of the European NWFP.

Johannes Schantl, LFS Grottenhof-Hardt

Johannes Schantl shares his experience as a stakeholder from Styria attending the StarTree General Assembly in Padova, Italy in October 2014.

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-Erhaltung der für die südliche Steiermark landschaftsprägenden Baumart Edelkastanie
-Forcierung des Anbaues dieser Baumart als Wald- sowie als Obstgehölz
-Förderung der wirtschaftlichen Bedeutung von -Edelkastanien-Produkten aller Art
-Aufbringung, Herstellung, Austausch und Weiterleitung von Informationen und fachlichen Unterlagen / Publikationen zu oben genannten Punkten

Association´s purpose
- maintenance of the tree species castanea sativa in southern Styria
- fostering its cultivation as a multipurpose tree species
- enhancing the economic importance of chestnut products
- knowledge transfer on all above mentioned issues (i.e. production, exchange & dissemination of publications and know-how)

DI Johannes Schantl
p.A.: Hardter Straße 27, 8052 Thal
Tel : 0676 65 06 015


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StarTree Video

A StarTree infographic shows how forests provide us with a great deal more than wood and can be used to strengthen economic activities in rural areas.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Programme for research, technological development and demonst ration under grant agreement No. 311919

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