This research is carried out within the EFFORTE project that aims at enhanced efficiency in forest operations, sustainable forestry, an increased forest growth, a cost-competitive bio-based industry and an acceleration of the regional economic development.
We are involved in a work package on trafficability that aims to establish a basis and to develop methodologies to predict trafficability of given forest stands or perennial skid trails prior to forest operations. We will review existing modelling approaches and perform wheeling experiments on forest soil.
Team: Maria Sandin, Thomas Keller
Collaborators: Philippe Ruch, FCBA, France; Noémie Pousse, ONF, France ; Tomas Nordfjell, SLU; Jori Uusitalo, Luke, Finland.
Publications: Vennik et al., 2019, Soil & Tillage Research, 186
Funding: Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant agreement No 720712