Dr. Ralf Petercord
Ministerium für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft, Natur und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Nordrhein Westfalen
Referat III - 2 Waldbau, Klimawandel im Wald, Holzwirtschaft
Schwannstraße 3
40476 Düsseldorf

  • Presenting and discussing current studies and research results about forest protection
  • Extending our knowledge about economic, social, and ecological aspects of forest protection
  • Supporting research on alternative forest protection techniques and its practicability
  • Alternative forest protection techniques
  • Use of insecticides in the forests
  • Airplane spraying
  • Invasive species and plant quarantine
  • New pests and heat-loving species
  • Complex and complicated disorders

The working group addresses all practitioners and scientists working in the field of forest protection (e.g. members of state forestry research institutes, plant protection services, staff at forestry faculties. We cooperate closely with the working group Waldschutz (Forest protection) of the Deutschen Verbandes der Forstlichen Forschungsanstalten (DVFFA).