ASSOCIATION FRANÇAISE
d'AGROFORESTERIE
2nd European Symposium on Pollarding
March 1-3, 2018 - Basque Country
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A 2nd Symposium on Pollarding to put pollards « back into action » for productive and resilient landscapes

With over 10 countries represented, the 2nd European Symposium on Pollarding promises to be an exciting three-day event where participants will explore the diversity of pollarding practices and their implementation. The symposium will host many experienced and knowledgeable practitioners of pollarding and will provide participants with new knowledge, practical advice and the opportunity to develop their network.

Speakers and audience: farmers, advisors, natural resource managers, policy makers, environmentalists, researchers... a wide diversity of stakeholderss to provide a cross-sectoral approach to pollarding practices across Europe’s landscapes.

The programme involves conferences, round tables, workshops and field visits, including demonstrations of pruning techniques and processing machines.


Programme of the symposium (subject to modifications or amendments) :

DAY 1 – 1st March:
> 9h00 - 9h30 Welcome coffee

> 9h30 - 10h00 Opening remarks

> 10h00 - 12h00 POLLARDS IN OUR LANDSCAPES: A VIBRANT PAST AND PROMISING FUTURE ▼
Jill Butler – Woodland trust (United-Kingdom) The cultural value of pollards – history of pollarding in Europe back over 4000 years

Geneviève Michon - IRD (Morocco) Morocco: a diversity of practices creating pollard landscapes

Dominique Mansion - Maison Botanique de Boursay
Alain Canet - Arbre et Paysage 32
(France) From Vendôme in 2009 to Sare in 2018 – new perspectives to explore

Viviana Ferrario - IUAV University of Venice (Italy) Ancient pollarded trees in “coltura promiscua” – a survey in North Eastern Italy

Livestock farmer (Basque Country) Rediscovering pollarding practices and uses in the Basque Country

Questions    

> 12h30 - 14h00 Lunch

> 15h00 - 18h00 Workshops on the field (2 per participant) ▼
Cyrille Van Meer - Forester, entomologist and pollard specialist (France) The forest of Sare (pollarded oaks) – a multi-purpose system for pastoralism and biodiversity

Etienne Berger - Bocage Pays Branché
Sylvie Monier - Mission Haies Auvergne
(France) Mechanisation – current and future perspectives

Helen Read - City of London
Luke Barley, Jamie Simpson,
Ted Green - Ancient Tree Forum
(United Kingdom) Creating new pollards – what time of year to cut and what techniques are best?

Speaker to be confirmed (Spain) Pollarding for fuelwood production

Speaker to be confirmed (France) Pollarding for timber production

> 19h30-21h00 Dinner

> 21h00 Movie session ▼
Jakes Cazaubon & Xabier Elosegi (Basque Country) Traditional uses and economic value of pollards in the Basque Country

Film ARTE (France) Movie about pollards in Europe
DAY 2 – 2nd March:
> 8h30 - 9h00 Welcome coffee

> 9h00 - 10h40 PHYSIOLOGY AND PRODUCTIVITY OF POLLARDS ▼
Ernst Zürcher – Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland) Tree physiology – why pollards can make a difference

Speaker to be confirmed (Sweden) Pollarding and the Ash dieback by Chalara fraxinea

Christian Dupraz – researcher INRA Montpellier (France) Can walnut trees be pollarded?

Yves Gabory – Mission Bocage (France) Productivity of pollards in agroforestry systems

Questions

> 10h40 - 11h10 Pause

> 11h10 - 13h00 TREE HAY – EATING POLLARDS ▼
Speaker to be confirmed (France) Bushes on the menu

Jean Claude Emile – researcher, INRA Lusignan (France) Pollards, a fodder resource in ruminants

Shana Hanson – Livestock rarmer (USA) Producing tree hay – timing of harvest for livestock satisfaction and tree health

Sylvie Monier – Mission Haies Auvergne (France) Pollarded Ash in the Massif Central – increasing farm autonomy

Speaker to be confirmed (Portugal) The Montado area – a multi-purpose agroforestry system producing high value resources… sustainably

Questions    

> 13h30 - 14h30 Lunch

> 15h00 - 18h00 Workshops on the field (2 per participant). ▼
Cyrille Van Meer - Forester, entomologist and pollard specialist (France) The forest of Sare (pollarded oaks) – a multi-purpose system for pastoralism and biodiversity

Etienne Berger - Bocage Pays Branché
Sylvie Monier - Mission Haies Auvergne
(France) Mechanisation – current and future perspectives

Helen Read - City of London
Luke Barley, Jamie Simpson,
Ted Green - Ancient Tree Forum
(United Kingdom) Creating new pollards – what time of year to cut and what techniques are best?

Speaker to be confirmed (Spain) Pollarding for fuelwood production

Speaker to be confirmed (France) Pollarding for timber production

> 19h00 - 20h00 Movie session ▼
Shepherds and “tree sculptors” in the Atlas mountains (Morocco) Movie presentation and exchanges with Didier Genin et Mohamed Alifriqui (IRD – Marrakech University)

> 20h00 - 21h00 Dinner

> 21h00 Basque evening (including traditional music)

DAY 3 – 3rd March:
> 8h30 - 9h00 Welcome coffee

> 9h00 - 11h00 MARKET CHANNELS FOR POLLARDING PRODUCTS ▼
Françoise Gion et Jean-Pierre Millet - Atelier Agriculture Avesnois/Thiérache (France) Bocage systems in the Thiérache area – managing hedges and pollarded hornbeam for fuel wood production

Giustino Mezzalira - Regional Agency for Innovation in Primary Sector of Veneto Region (Italy) The renaissance of sericulture and return of Mulberry in the countryside

Vincent Guerrere - SAS Sima-Pecat (French Guyana) Pollarding and biomass market – an example from the tropics

Questions    

> 11h00 - 11h30 Coffee break

> 11h30 - 13h00 AWARENESS RAISING: POLLARDS ACROSS HUMAN LANDSCAPES ▼
Chabier de Jaime Loren - Centro de Estudios del Jiloca (Spain) Citizen initiatives achieve the conservation of poplar pollard’s culture in Aragon

Jordane Ancelin - PNR Marais Poitevin (France) Planting tomorrow’s pollards in the Marais Poitevin – an initiative to collectively “reinvent” the landscape

Lex Roeleveld and Robert Ceelen - Netherland hedgerow foundation (Netherlands) 75,000 volunteers provide landscape restoration and ecosystem services

Questions    

> 13h30 - 14h30 Lunch

> 15h00 - 17h00 THE ROAD AHEAD – WHAT FRAMEWORK FOR POLLARDS? ▼
Round table with practitioners, researchers, decision makers, etc (International) What future for pollards and what means of action? Policy, technical advice and financial support…

> 17h00 - 17h30 Wrap-up session


> Registration to the symposium (limited spaces – reduced fee until Jan 15th 2018)

Contact:

Registration, accommodation, etc.: inscription.colloquetrogne2018@gmail.com
Organisation contact: colloquetrognes2018@gmail.com
Press contact: severin.lavoyer@agroforesterie.fr

Organising your trip:
Travelling to the venue:
- Biarritz airport
- SNCF / Saint-Jean-de-Luz train station
- Buses to reach Sare from Saint-Jean-de-Luz train station (Hego bus – line 21)

Accommodation:
- For information and advice get in touch with the tourist office in Sare +33 (0)559542014 - sare@psjl.fr
- Shuttle buses will be operating every day between all accommodation sites and the symposium venue.

=> Please feel free to email us at inscription.colloquetrogne2018@gmail.com for any additional information
Plan Bordeaux/Toulouse => Saint-Jean-de-Luz => SARE

colloque trognes 2018 : plan accès Bordeaux & toulouse => SARE
Plan Biarritz Airport => Saint-Jean-de-Luz => SARE

colloque trognes 2018 : Plan Biarritz Airport => SARE