During this time, the Centre has successfully processed more than 3,000 test orders for the anatomical identification of wood species (equivalent to around 35,000 individual samples). In addition, nearly 1,500 wood samples were submitted for the genetic verification of the wood species and / or origin. The expertise now extends to the analyses of fibreboard, paper / products and charcoal.
In addition, the Center has expertise in assessing certificates and legality. Based on these interdisciplinary work, the Centre has been established as central contact facility for government agencies, the timber trade, consumers and associations to verify the species of wood and/or wood products and their origin.
On the occasion of the 5-year "double jubilee" an information and festive event is scheduled on 8th/9th October 2018 in Hamburg.
Ulrich Bick, Thünen Institute of International Forestry and Forest Economics