TU Dresden - Tropical Forestry Blog

Planting and caring for pharmaceutical useful plants on small-scale farms

Community discussion with participants of the PhytoWood-Synergies project (©M. Domke)

A coordination meeting and a field visit in Ethiopia took place in the end of July to observe and learn about the planting and caring phase of pharmaceutical useful plants on smallholder farms. It is part and progress of the project PhytoWood-Synergies. The target is to identify plants that have anthelminthic features. They are useful to treat worm infections that are a very common disease in Ethiopia. Parallel it shall be investigated if this activity has income generating potentials for the farmers. Read More

Bike excursion adventure vol. FIN – Ending the trip by the German-Polish border

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned.

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Polish State Forest (© P. Aung)

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Bike excursion adventure vol. 6 – Forest management in military training area

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned. Read More

Bike excursion adventure vol. 5 – Free time also requires collective action

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Collective action in rafting (©Camey)

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned.

On the third day of the excursion, after a long day of biking, learning, and slightly getting lost, we were more than ready to relax on the rafting expedition along the Neiße. Little did we know that it involved a little more than just relaxing and refreshing. As soon as the rafts became waterborne, we lost it, literally. Read More

Bike excursion adventure vol. 4 – From large- to small-scale operation

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned.

On the third day of the bike excursion, we had a scenic cycle of about 17 km from Görlitz to Kodersdorf, where we visited a large-scale sawmill, and then a small-scale forest association. Read More

Bike excursion adventure vol. 3 – Time traveling from Marienthal to Görlitz

Our master students participated in a bike excursion on July 1st – 6th 2019 as part of the module “Organization and Management Systems”. Along a track of about 220 km by the Neiße river at the border between Germany and Poland, various forests and forest organizations were visited. The blog post series, written by the students, reflect the impression and lessons learned.

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In front of the former excavator (©Institute)

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