Technique and planning

Technique and planning

Many technical aspects need to be taken into account when working in the forest. An important one of which is the technology used in the forest during timber harvesting. At the same time immense progress is being made in forest planning. Remote sensing and new methods of inventory taking are leading to new methods of analysis. Forest enterprises as well as society as a whole must learn to cope with natural hazards. Sometimes the forest itself constitutes an object in need of protection.

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Soil stability: When porcini, chanterelle and co. make common cause with plants

Previously engineers used concrete and steel to stabilize landslip. Bioengineering uses nature, especially plants, for areal protection. (14)
Assessment of forest gaps by means of laser scanning

Forest gaps are structural landscape elements which affect most forest functions. This article describes two conceptual and methodical complementary approaches to assessing forest gaps by means of laser scanning.

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Dealing with windblown trees

There are many complex hazards in storm-affected forests with thrown, uprooted, broken, heavily leaning and hung-up trees. Therefore, particular precautions are necessary.

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Be a professional in your own woodlot

Do you give any thought to your safety and your health when felling trees or cutting firewood? A brochure helps owners of private forests, spare-time tree fellers, farmers and forestry workers to increase safety.

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Insurance for Storm Damage in the Swiss Forest?

Damage caused by natural hazards (e.g. on buildings) are usually covered by an appropriate insurance. So far, insurance of storm damage in forests is not common. What about the interest of forest owners in such a risk transfer?

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Attention, Rock Fall! The Development of more Efficient Protective Constructions

Wherever the forest is not sufficiently protecting settlements and traffic roads from rock fall artificial constructions are needed to fulfill this function. Over the past few years the efficiency of these protective constructions has significantly improved.

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08.02.2005 HOLZERNTE Programme

A computer-aided decision support for timber harvesting and marketing sectors. (5)
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