Forest Techniques and Forest Work

Subject description

Technological periods, characteristics and prodictivity of work. Worl trends in development of techniques and technologies in forestry. Choise of technological models and worjing conditions. Energy efficiency of forest technologies and option of evaluation of greenhouse effect gases. Impact of technologies on environment (soil, stand, emisions, water sources) and close to nature technologies of harvesting. Forest and wood biomass. Organization of logistic processes in in forest production. Use of IT in planing forest production processes. Particularities in organization and implementation of forest work on private and state owned forest property. Human resources in forest production. Integration of processes in the field of forestry and primary wood processing.


Forest engineering. Construction characteristics of forest roads. Tehnological model of skidding and setting up of forest road network. Optimal density of forest road in multipurposed forest. Special cases of multipurposed forest openning up (private forests, fast growing plantations, fire endangered biotopes, rehabilitation of affected areas after storms). Use of IT and GPS technologies in laying out, setting up and projecting of forest roads.


Theory of accidents in forestry. Analysis of accidents at work. Measures for reducing probability for occuranbce of work accident.

Work load on human in forest production. Pulse as a measure of phisical load of work. Determination of work load in real time. Pollution of natural environment due to forest production and multipurposed forest with noise.

The subject is taught in programs

Objectives and competences

Ability of comprehensive overview and formation of technological processes in foretsry, ability of searching top solutions on the field of forest techniques and forest work, ability of recognition and solving scientific problems by using state of the art methods

Teaching and learning methods

Study is organized through lectures, consultations and seminar work.

Expected study results

Knowledge and understanding:

knowledge of different state of the art technologies and development of new ones. Technological connections, connection between sustainable management and technologies in forestry with special emphasis on environment.

Basic sources and literature

Samset, I.1985. Winch and Cable Systems. Martinus Nijhoff/Dr.Junk Publ., Dordrecht Netherland, p.539

Sundberg U./Silversides C.R. 1988. Operational Efficency in Forestry, Vol. 1 Analysis.- Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht, Boston, London, 219 s.

Sundberg U./Silversides C.R. 1988. Operational Efficency in Forestry, Vol. 2 Practice.- Kluwer Academic Publ., Dordrecht, Boston, London, 169 s.

REFA-Fachausschuss Forstwirtschaft. 2004. Organisation in der Forstwirtschaft. Weinheim, Diesbach, 283 str.

-, 2000. Environmental Noise. Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S, 64 str.

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