Regional Case Studies

Across Europe there is a huge variation in forest types, forest landscapes, urbanisation, socioeconomic context and the importance of multi-purpose trees and NWFP.  The StarTree Regional Case Studies (RCS) were selected to reflect this variation along a gradient from north to south, taking into account the development of the NWFP sector in addition to the wood sector, different socio-economic and policy contexts, and ecological characteristics.

  • generate an overview of the NWFP sector at the regional and European level
  • identify innovative approaches in management and use of MPT and NWFP
  • are units for action research
  • provide an excellent basis for stakeholder engagement, consultation and exchange of knowledge
  • validation, disseminate and communicate the results of the project.

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Case Study: Region, CountryResponsible partnerImportant NWFPImportant MPT species
Alentejo Region,
ISA Cork, pine kernels, mushrooms Cork oak, Holm oak, Stone pine
Šumadija and Western Serbia, Serbia EFI Mushrooms, berries, herbs Wild apple, Hazel, Silver lime
Bursa Province,

KTU Mushroom, chestnut, lime tree flowers Chestnut, Stone pine, Lime tree, Bay tree, Cherry laurel
CTFC Mushrooms, black truffles, aromatic plants, honey, cork, pine nuts Several pine species, Holm oak, Cork oak, Chestnut
SILAVA Mushrooms, berries, wild honey, birch juice, foliage, hunting products, sauna scent Scots pine, Norway spruce, Silver birch, Rowan tree, Lime tree, Juniper, Willow, Chokeberry, Black elder, Hazel, Buckthorn, Bird-cherry, Alnus
North-east Romania,
USV Berries, mushrooms, hunting Norway spruce, Beech, Oak, Ash
North Karelia,
North Karelia, Finland
METLA Mushrooms and berries Birch, Pine
Osrednjeslovenska Region, Slovenia SFI Chestnut, mushrooms, blueberries, honey Chestnut
Province of Valladolid,
IRMA Pine nuts, resin tapping Stone pine, Maritime pine
Eastern Scotland,
RS Mushrooms, berries, game, foliage, moss Not relevant
Styria Region,
BOKU Berries, mushrooms, Christmas trees, Schnapps Cherry, Walnut
Trentino-Alto Adige,
UNIPD Mushrooms, truffles, chestnuts, aromatic products and essences, herbs, berries Chestnut, other broadleaves and conifers
Waldemärker Region,
UHAM Beer kraut, Christmas trees, berries, game, foliage Walnut, Cherry, Apple, Pear, Sorbus species, Chestnut, Oak, Pine
Wales, UK LlyG Foliage, moss, timber by-products, game birds Not relevant




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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