I’m looking to make a trip to Sweden in the spring of 2022 to go to a forestry show. I noticed there is now a rival To Elmia…can someone tell me which one is better? Differences between the two shows?
It is so great to hear how much thought goes into firewood from other countries. Here we bring home what the sawmill wont take….usually the half rotten junk (Old mountain pine beetle killed pine) and try to burn that in our stoves. Very little planning or thought goes into our firewood pile in northern British Columbia!
Since the mid 1990s we have been contending with a large mountain pine beetle outbreak. The control and salvage effort meant huge areas of forest were clear cut. Very common to have openings that were (are still) thousands of hectares. Most of this ground wasn’t challenging; “pine flat” was the common descriptor. This meant a shift away from…[Read more]
I guess everything is relative….harvesters are still pretty new where I am atno matter what shape they come in. And it is interesting to see old systems coming back. For a long time we tried to make hand fallers, self loaders, clambunks (to name a few) disappear. Now all are being talked about as “needed” to achieve our timber supply the…[Read more]
One of the factors is amortization of capital….short seasons (In northern climates) means narrow windows to get the next crop in the ground and therefore less ability to amortize a major investment. In natural forests in western Canada there is also a lot of variability a machine has to contend with. Of course it depends if you are planting…[Read more]