Forest operations can cause some damage to grounds, but the type and extent of damage depends on soil type and the machine used. We did some tests in Finland and in Scotland to better understand the damages and eventually to develop forestry so that damages are as harmless as possible. Up to date knowledge helps harvester and forwarder operators to enhance their work and to better choose the best routes.
Forestry and Timber News, published by Confor UK, published our article about the models and our results in their June issue. The article is written by Shaun Mochan (Woodilee Consultancy Ltd.), Jari Ala-Ilomäki (Natural Resources Institute Finland) and Ian Stewart (James Jones & Sons Ltd.).
See the full article UK Article June 2018
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