Sappi Wood Quality Study

Sappi Wood Quality Study

In late July of 2019 Camcore’s Andy Whittier traveled to South Africa to assist in the assessment of wood quality traits in both an eight year old pine hybrid and six year old eucalyptus trial located outside the Ngwodana Mill.  This trip is just one  of many international visits undertaken by Camcore to assess  wood quality traits of novel pine hybrids and lesser planted eucalyptus species located  on our members lands.

Working closely with Sappi Research Officer Lebogang Mphahele and her two teams we were able to successfully sample 540 pine trees and 180 eucalyptus trees in just over one week!  Many thanks are extended to Lebo and her team for such a well organized  and enjoyable trip.

Emerald Ash Borer Traps in Central North Carolina

Emerald Ash Borer Traps in Central North Carolina

Camcore’s own Juan Jose Acosta and Robert Jetton spent the day in central North Carolina checking on emerald ash borer (EAB) traps. This study site is helping us to better understand EAB phenology in NC in order to improve the timing of biocontrol releases.

Camcore sweeps SFTIC awards!

Camcore sweeps SFTIC awards!

Best poster (overall) and best poster (student) = Luis Ibarra

Best oral presentation (student) = Colin Jackson

Luis Ibarra is a Camcore Ph.D. student co-advised by Gary Hodge and Juan Jose Acosta.  Colin Jackson is a Ph.D. student with both Camcore and the Tree Improvement Program and is co-advised by Juan Jose Acosta and Fikret Isik.

Congratulations, Colin and Luis!  Well done!

Luis Ibarra celebrating his win in the best poster (overall) and best poster (student) categories at the 2019 SFTIC (Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference) in Lexington, KY. 

 

2018 Camcore Annual Meeting Underway

2018 Camcore Annual Meeting Underway

The 2018 Camcore Annual Meeting in Colombia is off to a great start.  After a few days of meetings and presentations in Cali we headed south to the department of Cauca for two days of field tours outside of Popayán.  Thanks go to Smurfit Kappa Colombia for sponsoring such a wonderful trip and presenting their interesting research.  Special thanks are extended to the Smurfit crew in Cauca for preparing for our visit and showing us their well managed sites. We are now looking forward to the second half of meeting and seeing more of Colombia and its forestry.

A portion of the Smurfit Kappa Colombia crew in Cauca that manage the companies extensive forestry projects in southern Colombia.