First day of the workshop has started with a field trip to the experienced forest researcher Palle who runs a poplar plantation close to Vejle.
In the last 20 years he transformed farmland to a poplar plantation but on the same time he puts a lot of emphasis on enhancing biodiversity with the use of various tree species at the undergrowth level.
In the afternoon stood a lecture of Eiríkur Þorsteinsson from Trétækniráðgjöf on the agenda. He gave a comprehensive insight into the history of timber import to Iceland and the development of standard and certification systems. He presented as well the plans to establish warranty courses for certifiers in Iceland by the year 2023. The main course materials for these warranty courses have been developed within the TreProX project.