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UKFS Technical Note

Traction Aids in Forestry

This Technical Note discusses the benefits of traction aids in forestry. Generic types of traction aids and their effects on machine travel are described. Guidance is provided on when and…

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Technical Note

Small-scale Systems for Harvesting Woodfuel Products

Small woodlands in Great Britain are a potential source of woodfuel for local heating, but there are difficulties identifying efficient harvesting systems. This Technical Note provides guidance on the selection…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Technical Note

Protecting the environment during mechanised harvesting operations

This Technical Note provides guidance on matching harvesting systems to site conditions to reduce the risk of soil damage and water pollution. It updates some previously identified issues and describes…

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Technical Note

Extraction route trials on sensitive sites

The use of large-scale timber extraction machinery during harvesting places high load-bearing forces on extraction routes. Minimising this impact is particularly important on more sensitive sites. This Technical Note gives…

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  • Tree breeding
UKFS Technical Note

Excavator mound spacing on restocking sites

This Technical Note focuses on best practice and suitability of mounding methods using mechanised excavators on a variety of site types. Dense brash is recognised as a major hindrance to…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Technical Note

Respiratory protective equipment

This Technical Note provides an introduction to the legislative background to respiratory protective equipment (RPE) and discusses the need for suitable RPE. The terminology used in respirator selection is described…

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Technical Note

Noise hazards in forestry operations and selection of personal protective equipment

This Technical Note uses current information gathered from manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, together with limited noise measurements obtained from machinery studies, to assess the noise exposure levels of forest…

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Technical Note

Chainsaw debutressing of standing timber

This Technical Note provides advice and information to forest managers, woodland owners and contractors on the operation of debuttressing standing timber prior to felling by mechanical harvesting machines. It reviews…

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  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
UKFS Technical Note

Harvesting machine census 1999 & 2001

This Technical Note contains information on the 1999 and 2001 harvesting machine censuses. As 31% fewer returns were received in 2001 a meaningful comparison of numbers cannot be made but…

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  • Forest management
UKFS Technical Note

Forest and moorland fire suppression

This Technical Note is produced as a guide to the latest developments in wildfire fighting techniques and is the second in a series of three on forest fire control. The…

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  • Forest management