The European Union's Joint Research Center celebrated the International Day of Forests by launching the first ever European Atlas of Forest Tree Species. A result of the collaborative efforts of leading scientists and forestry professionals, this publication provides information on the different species that can be found in European forests and the factors that threaten them, such as the changes caused by climate change. It also aims to highlight the importance of trees and to increase awareness about the benefits which forest ecosystems provide.
They have published a version as downloadable pdf (actually 2 versions- high and low resolutions) and will be making available an online database of the results. The Atlas combines cartography, field research and natural history. It is thoroughly illustrated with pictures, maps, charts, graphs and tables.