23. August, 2019

In the first week of April, all project partners gathered in Sweden in Umea. The purpose of the Kick off meeting was to coordinate the first working tasks of the project.

Each country presented past and present situation in their country regarding utilizing small trees in a commercial way. All work packages were discussed in more detail. We also visited Bracke Forest, which is a partner in the project. Bracke Forest has been manufacturing forestry equipment and machines since 1922. They develop and manufacture scarifiers, planting machines, heads for silviculture and biomass, felling heads, and equipment for mechanised seeding. We had the opportunity to see Bracke C16.c – felling head, which will be used in the project.

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2. April 2020

Slovenian Field Trials

At the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Department of Forest Technique and Economics, we successfully completed the main part of the field trials in February, which included time studies and ergonomic measurements of work. Slovenian field trials in numbers: 2 locations, 3 stand types, 35 study plots, 2 work techniques, 11 full time-study days, 2 demonstrations.

30. March 2020

Demonstration event Slovenia

Southeastern Slovenia, 29 January 2020 At the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Department for Forest Technique and Economics, in Kočevje, we successfully performed the main part of the field trials in January and February, which included time studies and ergonomic measurements of work.

4. March 2020

SMALLWOOD demo event in Romppala (Kontiolahti)

Eastern Finland, 31 October 2019 Small wood harvesting and boom-corridor thinning was tested in the Finnish conditions in late October 2019. A team comprising Finnish and Swedish SMALLWOOD project partners had prepared 18 experiment plots. The measurements before, during, and after the test harvestings followed the same protocols as those in Sweden, allowing comparisons between […]

26. November 2019

Smallwood presentation on the ForestValue Kick-Off Seminar

The ForestValue Research Programme Kick-Off Seminar was held at the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki on 23rd and 24th of May 2019. The seminar brought together around 70 participants from all around Europe to learn about the 17 projects selected for funding under the 1st Joint Call of the ForestValue Research Programme and to […]

8. November 2019

Demonstration of boom corridor thinning with Bracke C16 head

Joensuu, 31th October 2019 The demonstration was done about 60 km north of Joensuu in North Karelia, Finland. It was done in two young dense stands with heights between 8-10 and 12-15 meters, and large amounts of biomass per ha.