Countries involvedSweden, Finland, Spain, Slovenia
Durationfrom 2019 till 2022
Thematic research areaInnovative sustainable management of multifunctional forests
Overall objectiveto develop and evaluate new technologies, business and operational models that can support a sustainable management and utilization of different types of small diameter wood.
Target groupsforest owners, forest contractors, Forest practitioners, general public
- Conventional thinning stands with small diameter trees.
- Traditional coppice stands.
- Areas for forest fire prevention with small trees or bushes.
- Linear cleaning areas like roadsides, power line corridors and strips just outside agricultural farm land.
- Improve the techniques and work methods up to the level where a profitable business can be built on SDS management and utilization.
- Develop strategies for SDS management that is sustainable, with a positive environmental profile, and long-term added values for a number of actors in the society.
- Multi-tree harvesting technique combined with the working method “Boom corridor Thinning”
- Combined harvesting and chipping technique