President of the Polish Academy of Sciences, prof. Jerzy Duszyński sent a letter to the IUFRO president. Below is the text of the reply sent by John Parrotta:

"Thank you very much for your message and letter from PAN President Professor Duszyński. It is encouraging to hear of the efforts being made by the Polish Academy of Sciences to assist our academic and research colleagues in Ukraine in this terribly difficult time. As you may have seen from our recent statement, IUFRO stands in solidarity with our Ukrainian member organizations and scientists, as well as those providing assistance to them in the region and throughout the world ( With regards to the specific request regarding our IUFRO member within your Academy (the Forest Sciences and Wood Technology Committee), we will be happy to waive the dues requirement for 2022, and wish you well in your work.

 With warm regards and best wishes,  John"