In Slovenia, we tested the applicability of fully mechanized thinning in small diameter stands. The case study presents the course of field measurements and main results obtained in field measurements.
The data captured in the field and its further analysis evaluates the productivity and cost-effectiveness of the technology and ergonomic workplace indicators and assesses damage to the soil and trees after the harvest. The aim of this study was to evaluate innovative technologies and operational models that can support a sustainable management and use of different types of small diameter wood.
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