The Center deals with sustainable forest management and forest tree farming, with main specializations in silviculture, forest genetic resources management and improvement, conservation and improvement of forest biodiversity, multifunctionality, resilience and adaptability to global environmental changes as well as agroforestry and valorization on wood and non-wood good production.
La sylviculture se fonde sur une parfait connaissance de l’écologie forestière qui s’appuie elle-meme sur la parfait connaissance des organismes qui la composent et sur leur interdépendance. La sylviculture peut donc se concevoir comme discipline d’application de l’écologie forestière et finalement comme cybernètique forestière appliquée aux besoins de la société
J. P. Schutz Sylviculture 1, 1990
Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health and quality of forests and woodland to meet the diverse needs and values of landowners and society on a sustainable basis
J. A. Helms The Dictionary of Forestry, 1998
News & Events
Access to the database of tree species and accessions growing in the Historical Dendrological Arboretum of Vallombrosa (since 1861)
Access to the database of experimental historical protocols of the former Arezzo Experimental Institute for Silvicuture (now CREA-FL)
Presentations of the workshop "Gestione dei boschi cedui oltreturno: avanzamenti tecnico scientifici e applicazioni operative" are now available
Presentations of the workshop "Modalità di progettazione e conduzione delle Piantagioni Policicliche" are now available
Presentations of the workshop "Gestione integrata e multifunzionale dei cedui di castagno" are now available
The Forestry research centre coordinates the LIFE project "Shaping future forestry for sustainable coppices in southern Europe: the legacy of past management trials"
The Forestry research centre is involved as Italian scientific representative (MC members) to COST Action FP1403 “Non-native tree species for european forests - experiences, risks and opportunities"
Sustainable Monitoring And Reporting To Inform Forest and Environmental Awareness and Protection
Visit the SelPiBioLife project's site
Brochure of CREA-SEL is now available