Welcome to 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.

What to do with mushroom pickers in my forest? Policy tools from the landowners’ perspective

Friday, 17 February 2017 Posted in StarTree

What to do with mushroom pickers in my forest? Policy tools from the landowners’ perspectiveIn a recent paper, scientists led by Elena Górriz-Mifsud (EFI), look at the wild mushroom picking from a landowners’ perspective. Wild mushroom picking is a growing recreational and commercial activity. In Spain, wild mushrooms legally belong to the landowner, who seldom benefits from trade in mushrooms or from their recreational value. Cultural aspects (tradition, picker-related harms) and economic aspects (costly forestry works, income opportunities) constitute elements of the debate on how to deal with mushroom picking.

Fruits of our Forests

Thursday, 13 October 2016 Posted in StarTree, News

A new 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.

 

Do you want to enjoy the rich fruits of our forest? StarTree is an ambitious EU project that shows how forests provide us with a great deal more than wood and can be used to strengthen economic activities in rural areas.

Featured Regional Case Study - Scotland

Scotland has a very low proportion of forest cover compared with most of Europe, and much of this is conifer plantations which are harvested by clear-felling.

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Stakeholder in the Spotlight

Meet the project partners

  • Enrico Vidale

    Enrico Vidale

    University of Padua (UNIPD), Coordinator of RCS Trentino-Alto Adige

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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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