14. October, 2019

Demonstration of technology and methods for effective biomass harvesting in young dense first thinning stands

October 3rd 2019, Bräcke, Jämtland, Sweden

First public demonstration of technology and methods for effective biomass harvesting in young dense first thinning stands took place at 3rd of October in Bräcke. Professionals from different companies from Sweden and experts from project partners organizations participated at the event. 

A SMALLWOOD project is an international cooperation between Sweden, Finland, Slovenia and Spain financed through ForestValue program. 

The objective of the day was to demonstrate a thinning method (Boom-corridor thinning) that is more efficient in young dense thinning stands than a traditional selective thinning. This method and the traditional selective thinning method were demonstrated with an upgraded version of Bräcke C16 head mounted on a standard harvester. The demonstration started with some short presentations indoors before we left to the forest site (about 10 km away from Bräcke city center).

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