PROSILVA Europe is a federation of professional foresters across 24 European countries & New England advocating Close to Nature as an alternative to clear felling, short-term tree plantations. PROSILVA was founded in Slovenia in 1989 and celebrated its 20th anniversary in Slovenia in 2009.


This network facilitates ProSilva members to connect and share their knowlege. The main website for ProSilva Europe is

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Ingvar Åberge replied to Ingvar Åberge's discussion The foundations of Liberich or Naturkultur style of close to nature forestry
"I have, during the last year or so, made a number of language corrections to this document. There…"
Feb 11
Ingvar Åberge posted photos
Jul 7, 2014
Anton Weiglhuber is now a member of ProSilva network
Mar 16, 2014
New England Forestry Foundation is now a member of ProSilva network
Jan 27, 2014

Welcome to the PROSILVA Europe Members Network

Members of the 24 PROSILVA countries and PROSILVA New England, USA, are warmly invited to connect and share information, events, images and join discussions to grow awareness of Close to Nature permanent forestry management across the world.

ProSilva Members are convinced of the need for a greater range of management skills amongst foresters and forest owners. ProSilva membership is made up of forest owners, foresters, forestry students and others who wish to practice and learn more about ProSilva forestry practice.


Members, the use of this site is by invitation only to current ProSilva members. If you haven't been invited already and would like to join this network, please contact your country's administrator to get a link to join this network.


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Sad news regarding founding ProSilva Europe member, Brice de Turckheim

It is with immense sorrow that I have to announce the death of Brice de Turckheim. Brice suffered a brain haemorrhage in early December but sadly died from complications following a chest infection on Friday morning.


He will be buried in the family cemetery at a private funeral on Monday. A remembrance service will be held at the Presbyterian Church of Heiligenstein at…


Posted by Cathy Fitzgerald on January 6, 2013 at 11:32

Susan Bonekamp stands down from chairperson of PS Netherlands

After five years as chairperson of ProSilva Netherlands Susan is stepping down to concentrate on her work at the Staatsbosbeheer and to spend more time with her family.

The new chairperson of PS Netherlands will be René Olthof who is well know to many of us who attended the ProSilva meeting in the Netherlands in 2010. René is a forester at the Royal Het Loo forests and is an experienced advocate of close to nature forestry.

We thank Susan for her very…


Posted by Cathy Fitzgerald on January 3, 2013 at 15:48

Recent April 2012 Open Forest Day in Ireland

Sean Hoskins has just written a great post on the recent ProSilva Ireland Open Forest day in Ireland, over 70 people turned up to hear about permanent, non-clearfell, close-to-nature continuous cover forestry

Posted by Cathy Fitzgerald on May 14, 2012 at 13:00


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