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2005
Volume 8
Issue 2
Topic:
Forestry
ELECTRONIC
JOURNAL OF
POLISH
AGRICULTURAL
UNIVERSITIES
Dvok J. 2005. ANALYSIS OF FOREST STANDS DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USAGE OF HARVESTER TECHNOLOGIES IN MOUNTAIN AREAS, EJPAU 8(2), #07.
Available Online: http://www.ejpau.media.pl/volume8/issue2/abs-07.html

ANALYSIS OF FOREST STANDS DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE USAGE OF HARVESTER TECHNOLOGIES IN MOUNTAIN AREAS

Ji Dvok
Department of Forest Harvesting, Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic

 

ABSTRACT



Mainly due to ecological and economical reasons more and more advanced technologies for logging and hauling are constantly in use. These technologies can also operate in regions with environmentally sensitive forest management. The area of the Ore Mts. is an example, because during its history it was exposed to severe stress caused by pollution by the regional industry. Impacts of the up-to-date logging systems on the forests during pre-commercial thinning were analyzed in this region (Harvester Timberjack 1070 and Forwarder Timberjack 810B). The results of the research showed, that the new harvester technologies must be the technologies of choice. The percentage of injured trees in individual age classes ranged from 1.50 to 2.38 %.

Key words: harvester technology, stand damages.


Ji Dvok
Department of Forest Harvesting,
Czech University of Agriculture in Prague, Czech Republic
Kamycka 129, Praha 6 - Suchdol, 165 21, Czech Republic
Phone: +420 2 2438 3748
email: DvorakJ@fle.czu.cz

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