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On our own behalf: On the occasion of our fifteen-year anniversary, we are launching with a new layout and modern functions.


Since February 16, 2005, we have been providing expert knowledge on all aspects of forestry and forests. Thanks to nowmore than 2800 articles in four languages, has become the most comprehensive online source of information about forests in the German-speaking world. The number of readers has multiplied to 280,000 visitors per month since its launch.

Easy to use on PC and with Smartphone

The basic idea is simple: disseminate existing knowledge so that it can be used and applied meaningfully. Although Although there is a lot of expertise in research, this often remains within a limited circle and too rarely finds its way into practice. The four research institutes active in forest research, BFW (Vienna/A), FVA (Freiburg/D), LWF (Freising/D) and WSL (Birmensdorf/CH), together with their partners SBS (Saxony/D), WUH (North Rhine-Westphalia/D), LFE (Brandenburg/D), THF (Thuringia/D) and INRAE (France), therefore bundle their know-how in with new contributions every week. The long-standing cross-border cooperation and the constantly growing pool of quality-assured content on forest topics make unique.

Because technical development does not stop "at the edge of the forest", has been technically optimized for viewing on tablets and smartphones. Central innovations are the search and filter functions, which facilitate research within the comprehensive knowledge pool.

The Waldwissen app will be discontinued because these functions are now integrated into the website. We are looking forward to your feedback and suggestions for the relaunch!


Articles from Switzerland:

The Asian longhorned beetle in Europe


The ALB was first spotted on European soil in 2001. Sightings of infestations have been on the rise since.

Red wood ants in Switzerland


Red wood ants play a vital role in our forests. With their numbers apparently in decline, it is important that we learn more about them: not only how they benefit the forest but also what they require from their habitat. A fact sheet summarises the biology and distribution of red wood ants in Switzerland.