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演讲嘉宾：Gabriel F. Tucker
Independent Forest Researcher, Ireland
Wood culture can be conceptualized as the collective function of wood in a community, landscape, or ecosystem. In more practical terms, it is not simply the utilization, promotion, and appreciation of wood, but also of the trees and forest ecosystems from which it comes.
Wood culture is a social construct of increasing importance around the world and particularly perhaps in English speaking countries. In Europe, it is probably most well developed in regions of historically high forest cover such as Scandinavia, Bavaria, and parts of Austria.
A lack of wood culture can be an impediment when promoting both broadleaf and conifer afforestation schemes in areas of low forest cover. Communities may strongly identify with landscapes of low forest cover and changing or diversifying that ‘sense of place’ can be difficult. A key issue is to understand how wood culture develops, and the extent to which existing forest cover is a pre-requisite. The paper will explore factors affecting wood culture across three EU regions of similar geographic and ethnographic background but very different wood cultures – Galicia, Brittany, and the southern region of the Republic of Ireland.