5. 1. 2022
Ljubljana continues to process invasive alien plants into useful products
Ljubljana continues with processing invasive alien plants into useful products after the completion of the EU APPLAUSE project.
29. 9. 2021
Handmade paper products made out of invasive alien plants
When 400-year-old craftsmanship and invasive alien plants meet, the paper laboratory PAPirni LABoratorij or PAPLAB is created. The PAPLAB master workshop represents one of the lasting results of the APPLAUSE project.
6. 4. 2021
When 400-year-old craftsmanship and invasive alien plants meet, the paper laboratory PAPirni LABoratorij PAPLAB is created.
16. 2. 2021
DIY furniture from invasive plants
As part of the APPLAUSE project about twenty different prototypes were designed by Trajna Association and product designer Matija Milkovič Biloslav in cooperation with Biotechnical Faculty University of Ljubljana (Department of Wood Science and Technology).
17. 12. 2020
Christmas decorations and a Christmas tree made of invasive plant species
In the scope of the project APPLAUSE we made a Christmas tree out of invasive plant species and then decorated it with decorations painted with natural dyes, also acquired from invasive plants.
7. 12. 2020
Find out more on project progress in Journals and Zoom-In-reports by UIA expert
UIA expert Jorgina Cuixart explains how APPLAUSE project is heading towards the last few months of implementation as it ends on the 31st of December 2020 and thus preparing for legacy.
30. 11. 2020
Processing of wood residues into 3D bio-composites
Within the framework of Applause Project, the Department of Wood Science of Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana produces biocomposites from invasive wood species
15. 7. 2020
How do we detect invasive non-native vegetation from satellite images?
Current technologies for Earth observation make it possible to identify and differentiate plant species. They enable accurate and repeatable measurements that provide consistent monitoring records to support the management of invasive species.
23. 6. 2020
Dilemmas in management of Black locust in Slovenian forests
Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) is by far the most widespread non-native tree species in Slovenian forests, with 2 million m3 and accounts for 0.60 % of the total wood stock. Because of its great usefulness, it is popular among forest owners, but at the same time, it is considered the most invasive tree species in our country. Therefore, the question is how best to deal with it is becoming more and more frequent.
4. 6. 2020
Workshop preparation for the production of wood type for printing
The task of the tipoRenesansa Studio in the Applause project is to reconstruct the process of wood type production for relief printing.
Author: Marko Drpić, tipoRenesansa Studio, Ljubljana, Slovenia
26. 5. 2020
Unique jewellery made of wood of invasive species
Did you know we can make wooden jewelry from wood processing residues and from branches of invasive wood species?
15. 4. 2020
Painting with natural dyes from the fruits of staghorn sumac
Many invasive alien plant species are cultivated as ornamental plants. One of them is staghorn sumac, whose fruits can be processed into natural dye. Natural dyes can be used for coloring and drawing. They can be used as tempera or watercolors.
19. 11. 2019
GDi active on ESRI Developer Summit in Berlin
GDi Ljubljana represented software application that was designed for Applause project on ESRI Developer Summit in Berlin.
15. 10. 2019
DIY birdhouse out of invasive Black Locust!
Human kind has left its mark on our planet by changing natural habitats into agricultural and urban areas. Despite the negative effects of these actions there are some plant species, such as invasive alien species, which are thriving in these altered ecosystems. But how do these new conditions affect animals such as birds?
27. 9. 2019
Best poster award
At 12th International conference of the IOBC/WPRS Working Group on the integrated protection of stored products in Pisa (Italy), notable attention was given to Slovenian researchers.
29. 8. 2019
The use of satellite time series for detection and mapping of invasive species
The vegetation cover of the Earth’s surface can change at an unprecedented rate. Especially invasive, non-native species of plants can quickly spread and negatively affect the ecosystems that they enter. In many areas both in the world and in Slovenia, it is assumed that invasive plants have already replaced native shrubs and trees.
15. 7. 2019
Identification of invasive tree species in the natural environment within the summer school
On July 2, 2019, on the second day of the school, the girls who attended the summer school at the Biotechnical Faculty of the University of Ljubljana spent together with the employees from the Department of Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources.
20. 6. 2019
Software system for plant data collection
Project partner GDi has developed software application for the management of invasive alien plant species (IAPS).
29. 5. 2019
Exhibition Parametric design
Visit wood science and landscape architecture students exhibition Parametric Design and sketching at Department of Wood Science and Technology Biotechnical Faculty.
24. 4. 2019
14th Slovenian Conference of Plant Protection successful
Research work at the Department of agronomy within project APPLAUSE has been focused on testing the efficacy of water extracts from invasive plant species (Japanese knotweed, Bohemian knotweed, Canada goldenrod, giant goldenrod, false indigo, tree of heaven and staghorn sumac) on insect pests.
17. 4. 2019
Testing of dining table made of honey locust wood
At the Department of Wood Science and Technology, Laboratory for Furniture Testing, the Center for Testing and Certification we successfully tested a dining table made of honey locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) that was developed in the frame of Applause projects.
4. 4. 2019
Every tree is precious
Partner in Applause project is also Tisa d.o.o. as an expert adviser in the field of arboriculture and urban forestry, which is aware of the importance and role of every tree in the city, with no regard to its origin.
29. 3. 2019
Design workshop An Object of Change
Designing sustainable products from wood and paper from invasive non-native plants at the Academy for Fine Arts and Design of University of Ljubljana (ALUO UL) within project Applause
18. 3. 2019
Innovative Wood Products - Do-it-yourself: Wooden Picture Frame
On Department of Wood Science and Technology on Biotechnical Faculty (University of Ljubljana) and Trajna (product design) we produced first prototypes of wooden frame of Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS) - tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima).
15. 3. 2019
Paper from Canadian / Giant Goldenrod
As partner in Applause project, the Pulp and Paper Institute (ICP) successfully produced 350 kg of paper from Canadian / Giant Goldenrod.
14. 2. 2019
14th Slovenian conference on plant protection
Plant Protection Society of Slovenia would like to invite you to 14th Slovenian Conference on Plant Protection with international participation, which will be held in Maribor on 5th and 6th March, 2019.
21. 12. 2018
Food preparation workshops
One of the main focuses of the APPLAUSE project is the use of selected invasive alien plant species (IAPS) as raw materials for food.
4. 6. 2018
Innovative wood products
In the frame of research activities WP5 on the Applause project on Department of Wood Science and Technology, Laboratory for furniture testing (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty) and Trajna we are developping first innovative wood products of Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS).
18. 5. 2018
Chemical analysis of »IAPS« wood. Report on recent research activities.
In the frame of research activities on the Applause project, intensive investigation of the chemical properties of Invasive Alien Plant Species (IAPS) is under progress also at the Department of wood science and technology (University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty).
11. 4. 2018
Opening of the exhibition: Unused Potentials of Invasive Alien Plant Species
Removed invasive alien plants in Slovenia are currently composted or incinerated, but in the pilot project of processing Japanese knotweed into paper at the semi-industrial level, we have already demonstrated that these plants can be used for other purposes as well.