Small-scale Forestry International Conference




Opening session, Oral & Poster presentations

22.08.-23.08.2023. Tartu

August 21 16:15-17:30 and August 22 8:15-9:00 Registration. Kreutzwaldi 5 (Metsamaja)

We will organize bus transportation from the three hotels to the conference venue on the morning of August 22. NB! We do not organize transport in the evenings and on the morning of August 23.
On August 22, at 8:15 a.m., buses depart from Aleksandri Hotel and Sophia Hotel. There is a bus at Hugo.Stay (Raatuse 23) at 8:25. Those staying overnight in the city center can board the bus at Hugo.Stay.

The oral presentation together with the discussion lasts about 30 minutes (presentation therefore 20-25 minutes)

23.08.2023 19:00 Conference dinner

A detailed schedule is available under “Schedule”.


Abstracts presented at the symposium will be published as the conference proceedings.

In addition, participants may submit papers to be published in the Forestry Studies journal (


One-day excursion

Initial plan (subject to change)


Start from Tartu at 8:15 (Kreutzwaldi 5 – 8:15, Hugo Stay – 8:30, Aleksandri – 8:40 and Sophia – 8:50.

10:00-11:00 Suur Munamägi (Estonia’s highest peak, 318 m above sea level).

11:30-13:45 Haanja Recreation and Sports Centre, where the leaders of the Võru forest cooperative will give a presentation. There is also lunch at the same place.

14:00 Võru bus station, from where those wishing to catch the bus at 14:15 (Tallinn airport at 17:50).

14:30-15:00 plan to go see the world’s tallest Scots pine (h = 46.6 m, 214 years old) in Ootsipalu

15:50-16:50 Järvselja study and experimental forest.

17:45 End of tour in Tartu


Post-conference tour

Initial plan (subject to change)

25.-26.08.2023. Estonia

August 25

Start from Tartu at 9:00 (Kreutzwaldi 5 – 9:00, Sophia – 9:15, Aleksandri – 9:30 and Hugo Stay – 9:45.

10:00-12:00 The Estonian National Museum

12:35-13:15 Lunch in Kolkja

14:30-15:45 Endla bog (Endla Natural Reserve)

18:15 The accomondation in Medical SPA  (swimming clothes with you)(

* accommodation in a double standard room
* dinner and breakfast in Buffet style
* Unlimited access to the sauna center, swimming pool and gym (during opening hours)
* Use of heated outdoor pool and hot tub (water temperature is 30°С)
* Bathrobes, Wi-Fi

August 26

9:30 Departure

10:00-11:00 Narva Castle

12:00-12:45 Valaste Waterfall, a picnic

14:00-14:55 Sagadi Forest Museum

16:05 Tallinn Airport and then drive back to Tartu