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).
- 08:45 Gathering at Jämtkrogen, Bräcke. Coffee is served!
- 09:00 Presentation of
- Smallwood project, Tomas Nordfjell, coordinator, SLU
- Technology development of C16 head, Klas-Håkan Ljungberg, Bräcke Forest AB
- Swedish trials and demo-site, Dan Bergström, WP2 leader, SLU, Raul Fernandez Lacruz, operative manager for the trials
- 09:45 Departure to demo site, ca 10km distance
- 10:15 Demonstration of
- Thinning technology
- Thinning methods
- Thinning results
- 12:30 Lunch at Jämtkrogen
- 13:45 Workshop/discussion on market potential of technology and methods
- 15:00 End of demo day!