South Savo area in Finland is showing that they are serious about keeping up with the forestry tech development. Forest companies like Metsä Group and UPM have been long using ASTA systems
by Risutec for soil preparation quality control and increasing operators productivity. Last year, the Forest Management Association in south Savo introduced ASTA systems on their own sites, and now the first ASTAs are being used for teaching purposes as well. The Forest school in Mikkeli starts to teach students to use modern tools like ASTA while doing mounding to prepare the students for real-life requirements and with skills to use and implement such technology.
Adding technology to excavators helps in increasing the interest in young people to consider careers more in re-reforesting field rather than in only cutting the forest.