EuroDendro 2019 Conference

The forthcoming EuroDendro 2019 Conference organized by Mendel University, will take place in 9-13 September 2019 in Brno, Czech Republic.


Plant anatomy symposium in Moscow, Russia, September 16–21, 2019

A symposium on plant anatomy is going to be held in Moscow, Russia, September 16–21, 2019, dedicated to Prof. Lotova's 90th anniversary: As Prof. Lotova was bark anatomist, the attendance of bark and wood expert is especially welcome.


4th Xylem International Meeting, 25-27 September 2019, Padua, Italy 

The 4th Xylem International Meeting is going to be held in the Botanical Garden of the University of Padua, from September 25 to September 27, 2019. XIM4 is a meeting of discussion on the recent advances in the field of plant hydraulics. The soil-plant-atmosphere continuum is composed by different structural, anatomical and biochemical characteristics (e.g., different cell types and proportions, cell and pit sizes, biomolecular regulation of different processes affecting water transport, etc.). The aim of XIM4 is to advance the knowledge on the integration of these structures in contributing to the overall efficiency of the water transport system, but also in determining susceptibility to hydraulic dysfunctions caused by the environmental variability. For more information, please check the website


Wood Identification Session of IUFRO Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, September 30, 2019

An IUFRO Session (C3i) titled LPF/SFB - IAWA Panel Discussion “New Methods and Applications of Tropical Timber Identification to Promote Legal Logging” under congress theme of “Forests and Forest Products for a Greener Future” will be organized on September 30, 2019 during the IUFRO Congress 2019 held in Curitiba, Brazil. The session is chaired by Vera Coradin, Tereza Pastore and Yafang Yin. Please visit


ICWSE 2019 Brasov Romania 07–09 November 2019

The 12th edition of the International Conference “Wood Science and Engineering in the Third Millennium” – ICWSE 2019 will be held in Brasov, Romania, from 07 – 09 November 2019. The deadline for submitting full article is June 30th.


World Wood Day, Japan, 21 March 2020

Next year’s World Wood Day will be held in Tokyo, Japan. The programme will again include a symposium on all aspects of wood culture, including wood identification and wood anatomy. Follow the news on

Pieter Baas, the Netherlands


IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium in Prague, Czech Republic, 12-19 September 2020

Dr. Jakub Sakala and co-workers will be convening an IAWA Fossil Wood Symposium during the XIth IOPC (International Organization of Palaeobotany Conference) held conjunctly with the XV International Palynological Congress. Jakub will also be organizing an IAWA Social Hour and supper in the famous Carthusian Monastery (1628) in Melnik, just outside Prague. This landmark building currently houses the University Wine Centre. The same venue was also the site of a very memorable IAWA Social Hour during a previous European Congress of Palaeobotany.

Pieter Baas