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First International Trees Forum

«Two civilizations, a common destiny»

From 25th to May 29th, 2022

Water museum, Pont-en-Royans - France

This First International Forum of Trees is open to all audiences without distinction.

It aims to be an oasis of encounters, bringing together the best specialists in the knowledge of Trees, with a singular and diversified approach, combining economy, ecology, science and traditions around the Tree.


This International Forum is placed under the sponsorship of Mr. Ernst ZÜRCHER, professor and researcher in wood sciences at the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, lecturer at the Polytechnic School of Zurich (ETHZ) and that of Lausanne (EPFL). Author of several books, including "Trees between visible and invisible"

Act Sud – September 2016.



25 May

Opening of the Forum

Welcoming of participants, Introductory conference ...

26 May

Trees and Civilizations

Trees, Forests and Humans

Reconciling ecology, economy, well-being of Humans and Forests.

Impact of Trees on human behavior in urban landscapes.

Towards an alliance of Trees and men.

27 May

Trees and Intelligence

Science at the service of trees

Know the Trees and Forests in all their aspects: physiological, ecological, behavioral, societal, communication, impact in the global ecological balance.

28 May

Trees and Memory

African Day, guest country: Burkina Faso

Trees, Humans, exchanges.

When science meets tradition.

29 May

Trees and Future

Towards a new awareness of trees and forests 

Summary of the Forum around two key points:

  • What Trees teach Humanity.

  • What future for the Trees'world and for the Humans' world?

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