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.

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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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

Featured Publication

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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