Tag Archives: Trees

Spring…

… is now really on its way here in Belgium! First flowers are coming through (with the catkins as usual in the lead), bringing the much desired colour back to the world. And finally, I can bike home from work … Continue reading

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Forest fun

In the middle of April, I had to teach a course on forest ecology with an excursion to the Hallerbos, one of the most famous forests in Flanders.  Besides its endless rolling hills with old beech trees, it is especially well … Continue reading

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From winter to autumn

When we arrived in Punta Arenas, we found a peaceful winter landscape in the mountains (see these pictures). Winter seemed to have come really early in the mountains, so we were a bit worried about our fieldwork. But it seemed … Continue reading

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Two links

Some good news: my important post on the ongoing pine tree invasion in South America has been featured on the blog of latinamericanscience, sparking interest of scientists all over the world. I am happy to go back to South America … Continue reading

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Hallerbos

I am preparing half a day course on forest types for the 3d years at our university. The course will be completed with an excursion to the Hallerbos, one of the most beautiful and world-famous forests in Belgium. The forest is known for … Continue reading

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Conquest of a continent – pine invasion in South America

San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentinia. The road to the airport is flanked by massive pine trees, blocking the view on the surrounding dry Patagonian steppe. They seem to flourish in this environment, although they are far from home. The new … Continue reading

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