MoRe contributes material to an exhibition at Västerbotten's museum


In 2023, starting on March 4, an exhibition will begin at the Västerbotten Museum in Umeå called "How many trees are there in the forest?". It is a historical walk that tells how man used trees. MoRe Research contributes new materials from the forest, a cellulose filter mask.

Text from the Västerbotten Museum's website:

A century of data collection and experimentation, thousands of years of forestry

In Sweden, people have been living in and around the forest ever since the Ice Age relinquished its hold on the land. The forest has been used for buildings, fuel, fodder, food, and craft materials. Many traces of these different uses can still be found in our trees, objects, buildings, and place names.

During the seventeenth, eighteenth, and especially nineteenth century, forest products accounted for much of the economy, including exports of pine tar for rot prevention and sawn lumber for construction projects all over Europe. Soon the need arose for learning more about the forest and managing it better—logging and clear-cutting left disturbing scars on the land. How can we grow enough trees to meet our needs? In 1923, three experimental forests were established, one of them outside of Vindeln in Västerbotten County. These made it possible to test various methods in far-sighted experiments with large areas of forest. Meanwhile, the National Forest Inventory was tasked with surveying all of the country’s forests. How healthy are our forests, and how many trees are there in each?

Read more about the traveling exhibition in Umeå