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10.11.2017 : Celebrating 50 years of Icelandic Forest Research

Icelandic Forest Research at Mógilsá celebrated its 50-year anniversary on August 20th 2017. The jubilee included an open house at the station and the formal opening of a new arboretum.

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03.11.2017 : Countless trees from a single seed

Cost-effective methods for providing vast numbers of identical Christmas trees from a single seed seem to be in sight. Automated technology for plant tissue culture-based (somatic embryogenesis) production of conifer trees is in great progress giving hope for the provision of a variety of seedlings with desirable properties. This was among the subjects discussed recently at the 13th Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference.

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04.09.2017 : Conference has begun

This morning, Gary Chastagner, Chairman of IUFRO Christmas tree working group, opened the 13th Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference which is now held in Iceland for the first time.

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29.08.2017 : As the Conference approaches

Iceland is a northerly country. Please take warm clothes with you when preparing for your journey to Iceland. Abstracts are now ready for downloading and will be delivered in printed form at the Conference.

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11.08.2017 : Program now ready

The conference program is now ready. Please check it out by pressing the link "Program" on the left.

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09.05.2017 : Open for registration

Registration is now open for the 13th Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference, CTRE2017.

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01.02.2017 : Call for presentations and posters

The 13th International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference (CTRE) will be taking place in Akureyri North Iceland 4-8 September 2017. The conference organizing committee is now ready to receive suggestions for presentations and scientific posters. 

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15.01.2017 : The beautiful venue of CTRE 2017

A comfortable family-operated hotel in the  peaceful countryside outside of Akureyri Iceland has been chosen as venue for the 13th International Christmas Tree Research and Extension Conference 2017.
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