ARTC Solutions, why foresting is important
- They help us breathe. Forests pump out oxygen we need to live and absorb the carbon dioxide we exhale (or emit). A single mature, leafy tree is estimated to produce a day's supply of oxygen for anywhere from two to 10 people. Phytoplankton are more prolific, providing half of Earth's oxygen, but forests are still a key source of quality air.
- They're more than just trees. Nearly half of all known species live in forests, including 80 percent of biodiversity on land. That variety is especially rich in tropical rain forests, from rare parrots to endangered apes, but forests teem with life around the planet: Bugs and worms work nutrients into soil, bees and birds spread pollen and seeds, and keystone species like wolves and big cats keep hungry herbivores in check.
- They keep Earth cool. Trees also have another way to beat the heat: absorb CO2 that fuels global warming. Plants always need some CO2 for photosynthesis, but Earth's air is now so thick with extra emissions that forests fight global warming just by breathing. CO2 is stored in wood, leaves and soil, often for centuries.
- They help us explore and relax. Our innate attraction to forests, part of a phenomenon known as "biophilia," is still in the relatively early stages of scientific explanation. We know biophilia draws humans to water, woods and other natural scenery, though, and exposure to forests has been shown to boost creativity, suppress ADHD, speed up recovery, and encourage meditation and mindfulness. It may even help us live longer. Forest is important for us form many reasons and it has several values to us.
- They help us make things. Where would humans be without timber and resin? We've long used these renewable resources to make everything from paper and furniture to homes and clothing, but we also have a history of getting carried away, leading to overuse and deforestation. Thanks to the growth of tree farming and sustainable forestry, though, it's becoming easier to find responsibly sourced tree products.
Foresting is the managing of forest to increase quality. The key part is the right machine at the right time for the task at hand. Earth packing when using to big forest machinery is a problem as it firstly reduced growth of the remaining forest. Secondly big machines tend to damage the remaining forest. This is the reason why we use smaller machinery. It cost a little bit more at first glance. But when you look at the final cutting you actually make a profit.
Sawmilling, kiln dry and molding lumber give an extra value to the lumber. To minimize waste, we use computers to minimize waste when we are cutting the logs in to lumber. The bark and sawdust we use to heat up the kilns. Dry woodchips from molding the lumber are used for particleboards etc. to use every part of a log. Last but not least, sawdust can be used to make pellets for heating up industries and private homes.
This way we make best use of what nature gives us.
We at ARTC Solution prefer to use Rottne F10D forwarders and Tigercat 1135 harvester in both thinning and final harvest as they give good results with minimum impact on nature.
Our requirement on sawmilling is that the mill maximize the yield from each log and reuse waste materials to minimize waste and the carbon footprint. That is why we prefer our own sawmill solution, Wesaborgs ST-65 complete sawmill solution, and we help our sawmill clients to sell their products if needed. solutions solutions solutions
Log Saw Line ST-65