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Younger and more positive forestry entrepreneurs: the portrait of Québec forest entrepreneurs 2020-2021

Forestry entrepreneurs in Quebec have taken a facelift, with the average age now 48, or 5 years younger than in 2009. They are also more positive about the future, as 39% of between them want to grow their business. These data are part of the highlights of the Portrait of Québec forest entrepreneurs 2020-2021, unveiled at the annual ForêtCompétences conference. Forest entrepreneurs are younger than before, with 45% of them aged 44 and under,...

Virtual reality in the forest: Fichtelberg forestry company trains wood harvesting on the computer

Supported by safety engineer Sebastian Großmann from the Bavarian State Forests (right), Adrian Thoma trains how to use a chainsaw in a virtual forest. The VR glasses on the head show the trainee at the Fichtelberg forestry company his simulated working environment. The Bavarian State Forests are testing new methods in the training of prospective foresters: training in a virtual environment. Equipped with so-called VR glasses and sensors on...

What to consider when working in the forest

If you want to get wood from the forest, you need a permit. But not only that. Without specialist knowledge it becomes dangerous. From sawing permits to protective clothing: Here are the important tips from the forest rangers. As the old saying goes, firewood warms you up twice. If you get it yourself in the forest, always with permission, you can quickly start to sweat. Especially when things get dangerous due to ignorance, carelessness or...

Holzindustrie Schweiz calls for cascade use – also for hardwood

The Swiss Wood Industry Association, like the associations in Germany, sees the supply of its hardwood sawmills at risk and therefore insists on compliance with the cascade principle when using hardwood. Hardwood types such as beech, oak and ash are traditionally used in upscale interior design, as parquet flooring and in furniture production. Because components made of hardwood are not only visually appealing, but also have good static...

Harvesting wood with the drone

The Swedish startup AirForestry, together with Sveaskog, is developing a prototype drone to be used in thinning. The carbon device will weigh around 80 kg with a wingspan of 6.2 m. It transports a 60kg lightweight harvester unit that is said to be able to fell logs up to 0.06m³. This could work as follows: the drone, batteries and harvester unit are transported to the site of operation on a car trailer. There you position the drone over the...

Growers make affordable Christmas trees possible

There are enough Christmas trees available to consumers again this year. This has to do with the good weather conditions so far, because there were hardly any dangerous late frosts in spring. However, the rising costs for production, wages and logistics do not make it easy for the approximately 2,000 family businesses in Germany to make Christmas tree cultivation profitable. Nevertheless, according to estimates by the Federal Association of...

A tenth of logging and half of plywood exports: Russian timber industry goes into the red

The pulp and paper industry, rebuilt after the Soviet Union by foreign investors, has already suffered greatly from the sanctions. In this direction in developed markets, Russia is now "successfully replacing China." Sanctions could deprive Russia of almost a tenth of its timber harvesting and half of its plywood exports, reports The Bell. The disruption of traditional distribution channels has had a significant impact on export-oriented...

A forestry mulcher for a mini-excavator

Offered by Service AMS, the BROY30 excavator mulcher, manufactured by BeaverTech, will allow you to maintain your land effortlessly. Its ultra-robust design and its lightness make it, according to the manufacturer, the shredder par excellence for excavators from 2.7 t to 12 t. It is offered in autonomous version, with gasoline engine, and in hydraulic version. Equipped with a 20 HP Honda petrol engine, the tool provides power equivalent to the...

“They are organized robberies, there is criminal intelligence”: They denounce an increase in theft of wood in the South Macrozone

What happened? A millionaire robbery has been taking place in the South Macrozone and that is the theft of wood. A gang of criminals would be behind this, a crime that has increased due to the violence in the area. Carabineros has carried out different operations for the prompt arrest of "criminal companies" dedicated to this type of work and that, according to the police institution, would have to do with organizations dedicated to crime in...

The first electric logging truck has just been delivered to Sweden and can carry up to 80 tonnes of wood

The transportation industry continues to electrify, gradually covering all distances and all types of cargo. The latest? Scania, with a first timber transport truck. A subsidiary of the Traton Group, which itself belongs to the Volkswagen group, Scania AB may have more than 110 years of experience in the field of commercial vehicles, but it only started to embark on the electrified path very recently with the presentation of a first regional...