14 Mar
15 Mar


Study visit and Workshop in Mörrum: Climate and Societal Benefits with Fast-Growing Broadleaves

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This workshop focuses on involving different stakeholders in current research on fast-growing broadleaves. Decision-makers who shape our landscapes with various regulations, farmers and foresters who plant crops and produce food, feed and woody raw materials, local authorities in county administrations who own and lease out agricultural land, marginal land, industrial land, forestland and are willing to re-think how to manage these areas – you all are warmly welcome!

Fast-growing broadleaves have been an important part of northern agricultural landscapes and forests in the past. The sectoral division of land use after the industrialization of agriculture and forestry has led to a decline of these tree species and ecosystem services connected to them in our landscapes. The industrial demand for only coniferous wood, has led to Swedish forests being managed as monocultures of either spruce or pine for decades. However, fast-growing broadleaves provide raw material for products such as textiles that cannot be manufactured from coniferous wood. 

The demand for raw material of fast-growing broadleaves in an existing textile pulp mill in Sweden, will favour a more diversified land use. Today, we have technologies that can use wood from these fast-growing broadleaves to produce textiles. However, there is a shortage of these trees in our country. 

We will show how textile pulp from wood is made and discuss what are the requirements for pulpwood used for textile pulp in the mill in Mörrum. The following workshop gives possibilities to interact with young researchers, landowners, industry representatives and discuss current research on fast-growing broadleaves. We aim to initiate a conversation between stakeholders and young researchers on how to include fast-growing deciduous trees in our land use – both in agricultural landscapes and on forestland. How can we manage our forests effectively by including fast-growing broadleaves? How to combine tree species with different rotation times and ecological adaptations on our forestland? What ecosystem services can fast-growing broadleaves provide in our agricultural landscapes?


Time: 2023-03-14 10:00 - 2023-03-15 13:30
City: Mörrum
Last signup date: 14 February 2023
Additional info:

This event starts at Mörrum Mill 14th of March at 10 and ends at Ronneby 15th of March at 15. To/from Mörrum/Ronneby you can travel by train. Ronneby train station is located within walking distance (1,6 km) from Ronneby Brunn Conference & Meetings. If you need transport from Mörrum train station to Mörrum Mill, send an e-mail to Anneli Adler.

Book and pay your stay overnight at Ronneby Brunn Conference & Meetings by sending an e-mail to reservation@ronnebybrunn.se and indicate a booking reference number 40556373.


Tuesday 14th of March study visit to Textile pulp factory

10.00 We meet at the entrance to the textile pulp mill in Mörrum

Welcome from Anders Ekstrand (Södra Skog), Anneli Adler (SLU) and Henrik Böhlenius (SLU, Partnerskap Alnarp) - all representing the National Commission for Fast-Growing Broadleavef Trees in Sweden

A theoretical presentation of the mill and production of wood-based textile pulp


Study visit to the mill in three groups (2 in Swedish/ 1 in English)

12.00 Lunch

13.15 Field excursion by bus to plantations with birch, hybrid aspen and poplar established on agricultural land close to Mörrum. The field visit is led by Anders Ekstrand

16.30 Departure to Mörrum and Ronneby Brunn Conference Centre 

19.00 Dinner


Wednesday 15th of March WORKSHOP

8.00 Start, short introduction by Anneli AdlerandHenrik Böhlenius

8.15 – 8.45 Per Hazell, The Swedish Forest Agency: Are fast-growing deciduous trees allowed? Laws and regulations regarding vegetative forestry material and non-native tree species (in Swedish). Questions and discussion 15 min

9.00 – 9.30 Mindaugas Silininkas, NutriBiomass4LifeCarbon Credits and Poplar plantations in Lithuania. Questions and discussion 15 min


10.00 – 10.30 Södra Innovation about the investment in textile pulp and recycling of cotton in Mörrum's mill (in Swedish/slides in English). Questions and discussion 15 min

10.45 Current research on fast-growing broadleaf trees: PhD-students’ presentations

Jaime Luna: Biodiversity implications of fast-growing trees

Joel Jensen: Kolbindning och jordkemi under Salix SRC, effekter av identitet och blandning under olika platsförhållanden

Sezer Olivia Kaya: Current and future risks to the productivity and quality of fast-growing broadleaves

Caroline Rapp: Attitudes towards an increase of broadleaf trees

12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH

13.00 PhD-students’ presentations continued……

Andis Zvirgzdins: Establishment and management of planted birch in Sweden

Babatunde Dosumu: Silviculture and management of planted birch

Kinga Stolarek: The potential of birch. Seedlings and regeneration procedures for future birch forests

Giovanni Bozza (Skogforsk) Flowering as a key for the successful development of an efficient and rapid breeding of birch (Betula pendula) in Sweden

14.00-14.15 COFFEE

Luca Muraro: Effect of treatments for an improved establishment of poplars in forestland and arable land

Leticia Bulascoschi: Decision-makers’ Perspectives of Mixed Tree Plantations in a Changing Climate

15.00 - End of the workshop