Monday, February 08, 2010

Winter Logging

Timber Harvesting

Timber Harvesting

As I understand it winter logging is a good way to protect understory plants. And as all roads are frozen this time of the year they are able to support the weight of a logging machine loaded with fresh-cut timber. So this is probably a good time for some timber harvesting. I spotted this logging machine from Holmen Skog (the largest forest owner in the country), at Lyngstavägen in Västerhaninge today. From here the wood will be transported to one of Holmen's sawmills.

15 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful and very colorful!

brattcat said...

Informative post...and I love motorized equipment of all sorts so a special treat for me.

Rambling Round said...

Looks like some cold outdoor work! Great photos of the logging.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

These are very nice photos, and I am glad the loggers think about the understory. However, I know several small boys that are going to LOVE these pictures when I show the pictures to them. Trucks! Red trucks, doing work! What could be better?
:-)
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Stine in Ontario said...

Interesting, Steffe. Winter logging is practiced here in Ontario, Canada, too.

paul said...

Interesting narrative. And it is really nice of the foresters to paint their vehicle red, makes for better pictures! Best wishes.

Jacob said...

Very interesting...I hope they know what they're doing and not just decimating hard wood forests ...

Jacob said...

Hey Steffe...you might want to check out my post on Florida Fotos ... I found a rather amazing "twin" of one of your favorite subjects...

http://floridafotos.blogspot.com/

Chuck Pefley said...

Well, that does make some sort of sense, especially seeing how massively heavy that equipment must be.

So, is logging down mostly when the ground is frozen then and not in summer?

Don and Krise said...

Pretty neat piece of equipment there. It looks as though the snow won't slow it down one bit.

Per Stromsjo said...

Wonder how they plan these projects. Some years the roads are hardly frozen at all.

Steffe said...

I'm no expert on forest management but I would say that it's done year round. Sweden is mostly forests after all.

A few years ago the south part of Sweden were hit by a storm (named Gudrun), that caused 75,000,000 cubic metres of trees to fall.

B SQUARED said...

At least they are environmentally friendly.

Jacob said...

Hi Steffe - Re the tree...I'll pass on the five years of photo-taking...plus we don't have the same change of seasons so the thing won't change a lot ... just a lot more greenery around in the summer...

Leif Hagen said...

Does he get paid for playing in the snow with his big toy?