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.
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.
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 countries. The Finnish test harvestings featured two harvesters, two machine drivers, and one forwarder with an embedded weight measurement crane.
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 exchange information and ideas among people with a common interest: innovating the forest-based bioeconomy.
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.