The Seminar on the Impact of Acute Forest Damage on Harvesting and Silvicultural Operations held in Bonn (Federal Republic of Germany) in
1987, recommended the preparation of a manual bringing together the experience throughout Europe in dealing with forest damage. Based on
this, the Joint FAO/ECE/ILO Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training decided, at its Seventeenth Session in 1988, to
prepare the present Model Forest Damage Manual.