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Head: Dr. Valentin Queloz

Competence center of Forest Protection

  • informs the Swiss forest services,  the forest owners and the interested public about current incidents concerning the forest protection.
  • surveys together with the forests services of the cantons the frequency and degree of  disturbances in the forest  by abiotic incidents and organisms (insects, fungi, game) concerning the forest protection.
  • gets involved with further education of forest services,  students of universities and technical colleges in the domain of forest protection, healthiness of trees using courses and lectures.
  • consults the Swiss forest services, forest owners, departments and interested people with questions about forest protection. 
  • cultivates the information exchange with internal and external colleagues.



waldschutz (at)

Phone 044'739'23'88

Inquiries in German, French and Italian




Diseases, pests and disturbances

Find out more here on what the WSL is researching about forest diseases, pests and other disturbances.