Boosting the Economy of Small-diameter Energy Wood Harvesting from Early Thinnings in Finland

K. Kärhä, A. Petty & A. Mutikainen
The integrated harvesting of industrial roundwood and energy wood by the so­called ‘two­pile cutting method’ has increased steadily in young forests in Finland during the last three years. The studies carried out by Metsäteho Oy and TTS Research indicated that the total removal in integrated wood harvesting increases significantly compared to that of conventional, separate roundwood harvesting. When the total removal from the harvesting site increased considerably, there was a significant increase in the productivity...