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South Savo area keeping pace with development

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.
New Holland as the victim
Operators view after installation

The interest for mechanized planting from the state direction is on the rise

Right now, there are open invitations to tender mechanical planting for the state managed forests in Finland and in Latvia. It demonstrates that the state forest managers are more concerned about increasing the quality of planting operations and their overall wood production. In Finland it has been studied by the Natural research centre that mechanically planted seedlings survive better compared to manually planted. Seedlings planted to freshly prepared ground have the best conditions to withstand the draught periods and competition edge to coming surrounding vegetation growth as well.

This spring it is also expected that the data produced with ASTA-system from the planted areas will be used by the Finnish Forest Centre to update Finland’s forest resource database.

 Links to the tender invitations:

https://www.lvm.lv/biznesa-partneriem/iepirkumi/as-lvm-ms-mk-2018-406-ak?fbclid=IwAR0-458oZwIfn7fYxiLjx0zoAyYsf06kRYoMxbNV9mgB7B-Zz3iVNimJ8Kw

https://tarjouspalvelu.fi/TPPerustiedot.aspx?p=32&g=386940a5-7434-48ee-8c0c-3c7ebc72aefe&tpID=211573

Claudia at work practice

Claudia from Chile did work practice at our office for two weeks. She and her family moved to Finland in the summer and she is now studying Finnish.  An intership is a part of those studies. Claudia’s work included for example translating documents from Finnish to Spanish. She says she’s enjoyed working here and her workmates are nice. Work practice has helped with learning Finnish. Claudia has been studying the language for only two months so speaking is sometimes hard.  By listening to her workmates she has learned new things.

Claudia likes living in Finland. Her family is happy here and they feel like home. She says cleanliness, safety and environmental awarness are the best things about Finland.

Two weeks went by fast. Finnish is a difficult language to learn but Claudia is motivated to learn. Her vocabulary grew and we got useful translations and new experiences with different cultures. This work practice was mutually benefitial!

 

Congratulations to Luke in Suonenjoki!

Congratulations to Luke’s (Natural Resources Institute Finland) office in Suonenjoki where forests have been researched for 50 years. At Tuesday’s celebration there were several great speeches about research orientations nowadays and in the future. Researcher Karri Uotila talked about Risutec ASTA documentation system regarding forest machines producing more accurate data. After the speeches a tour of the research facility was given and samples presenting different diseases in trees were shown.

 

Thank you for inviting us and congratulations once more. Keep up the good work!

 

Metko forest fair in Jämsä 2018- stand 201!

Metko– fair: You are very welcome to visit our stand 201! We will present our planting unit Risutec PM160 in working, Risutec PM60 (hydraulic version), young stand tending machines Risutec TRC and Risutec III. Also, forest documentation application Risutec ASTA will be shown.

For further information:

Mr. Henri Syvänen tel. +358 50 3389160

Mr. Cristian Ramirez tel +358 50 4769878 (English, Spanish)

Mr. Jussi Aikala tel +358 500 7217 64