WOODNAT SECOND GENERATION OF PLANTED HARDWOOD IN THE FOREST

WOODNAT SECOND GENERATION OF PLANTED HARDWOOD IN THE FOREST

ECM is one of the 9 participants in the WOODNat project, which started in October 2016 and will end in October 2019. WOODNat project is an Innovation Action promoted by European Union (GA 728086. https://www.woodnat.eu/).

WOODNat is focused on the whole walnut hardwood-chain, aims at increasing the use of quality walnut hardwood produced under sustainable management practices in planted forests of southern Europe, which implies adding value to the whole chain of the walnut hardwood market, involving the different stakeholders of the market. WOODNat agreement is composed of 9 companies from 5 European countries (Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria and Romania) including stakeholders from different sectors: nurseries, managers and wood industry professionals.

ECM Ingeniería Ambiental S.L. role’s in the project is to improve the quality of the walnut plants and their growth in the preliminary stages, enhancing the profitability of the plantation by growing different strains of edible or medicinal fungi and bacterias, as well as implementing Stumps Biological Degradation to eliminate the stump in the latest stages of the plantation, in order to control the grow back of the shoots.