Nordisk Skogshistorisk Konferanse

Nordic Forest History Conference

Conference in Reykjavík, Iceland, 11th - 14th of September 2013.

Program

Wednesday, 11/09/2013  

Arrival
Keflavik Airport, take the Flybus (flybus.is) to Reykjavik

Accommodation at the Grand Hotel, Reykjavik. (grand.is)
18:00-19:00
Dinner and information about the program.
19:30-21:00
Evening walk to The Botanical Gardens in Laugardal. (grasagardur.is)

Thursday, 12/09/2013 

07:00-08:00
Breakfast at Grand Hotel.
08:00-18:30
Excursion to Borgarfjörður, West Iceland:
09:00-10:30
The Settlement Centre: Saga center and exhibition. english.landnam.is
11:00-12:30
Stálpastaðir Forest at Skorradalur, refreshments in the forest.
skogur.is/thjodskogarnir/vesturland/nr/15
13:00-14:30
Snorrastofa at Reykholt, where Snorri Sturlusson lived. snorrastofa.is
15:30-18:00
Þingvellir National Park. The Alþing general assembly (The Icelandic Parlament) was established here around 930. thingvellir.is
18:30
Arrival at Grand Hotel.
20:00
Dinner at Gand Hotel.

Friday, 13/09/2013

07:00

Breakfast at Grand Hotel.  Early swimming in Laugardalslaug pool optional.
Swimming pools


09:00-11:00

Seminar at the Grand Hotel: Use of exotic tree species in afforestation, with emphasis on historical, economic and ecological aspects.


9:10

Faroe Islands: Trondur Leivsson, Chief Conservator, Dept of Woodlands, Landscaping and Recreation.
“Exotic tree and shrub species and their use for woodland, garden and amenity purposes in the Faroe Islands since the 1880's.”

PDF

9:40

Iceland: Dr. Þröstur Eysteinsson, Division Chief, National Forest, Iceland.
“There can be no forestry in Iceland without exotic trees.”

PDF

10:10

Canada: Dr. Gilbert Paillé, Quebec.
”History of Forestry in Canada”

PDF

10:40

Coffee break

11:00

Visit to The National Museum,which celebrates it's 150th birthday in 2013.
thjodminjasafn.is


13:30

Lunch at the Grand Hotel.


14:30-18:15

Seminar continues


14:30

Denmark: Peter Friis Møller, forstkandidat.
“Opportunities and problems with introduced tree species in the Danish forests – in a historical perspective.”

PDF
15:00

Ireland: Henry Philips, managing director of Forest Solutions.
"Sitka Spruce and Ireland's Afforestation Programme."

PDF
15:30
Sweden: Erik Valinger Professor, Umeo. 
“The introduction of Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) in Sweden.”
PDF
16:00
Coffee break

16:30
Scotland: Mairi Stewart, Reaserch Fellow, The Center for History, Dornoch.
"Sitka Spruce and Scottish Forestry: Historical and Ecological Perspectives."
PDF
17:00
Finland: D.Sc. (For.) Seppo Ruotsalainen, Researcher, Finnish Forest Research Institute.
“History of exotic tree species in Finland.”
PDF
17:30
Norway: Bernt Håvard Øyen, Direktör ”stiftelsen Bryggen” Bergen. 
“Use of exotic tree species in afforestation in Norway.”
PDF

18:00

Summing up.


19:00

Dinner at Grand Hotel.


20:00

Meeting of the contact group after dinner.


Saturday 14/09/2013

07:00-08:00
Breakfast at Grand Hotel.
08:00-17:00
Excursion  to South-Iceland:
09:30-10:30
Geothermal Plant, exhibition.
or.is/english
10:30-13:30
Soil Conservation Service, Gunnarsholt. Lunch at Gunnarsholt.
land.is/english
14:00-15:30
Plant nursery at Tumastaðir.
17:00
Arrival at Grand Hotel. Swimming in Laugardalslaug pool optional.
19:00
Conference dinner at Grand Hotel.