StarTree project outputs

Project materials produced by Reforesting Scotland

Published articles

Cover of issue 55 of the Reforesting Scotland Journal

Other published articles are listed below:

StarTree project deliverables

Non-wood forest products in Europe is the title of the final publication from the StarTree research project and forms No 10 in the series What science can tell us from the European Forest Institute. This report pulls together findings from the many research strands that formed StarTree. It follows the complete value chain from primary production to marketing, and the accompanying institutional frameworks. It goes into further depth, giving new insights into NWFPs in Europe; presenting new findings on markets in Europe; sketching out the needs for a new policy framework that addresses both EU and national specifications; and presenting examples of innovation in the sector.

This is important because in a bioeconomy based on natural resources, there is a need more fully to understand the complete spectrum of resources available, to identify potentials and niches of these resources, to clarify use rights, and also trade-offs and synergies between forest and other land-use forms. The Europe 2020 Strategy calls for ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth’. NWFPs can contribute substantially to this objective.

The “Deliverables” are the official outputs of the StarTree research project. They are made available on the StarTree project website once they have been approved for publication by the European Commission.

Click here to visit the StarTree project Deliverables page.

Academic papers