Raw Materials - Forestry - Logistics
In Pavilion 33, visitors to LIGNA 2023 can follow a circuit along increasingly digitized value and process chains under the motto "Raw Materials - Forestry - Logistics".25 Apr 2023
The German Forestry Council (DFWR) will be in pavilion 33 , as will the Arbeitsgemeinschaft forstwirtschaftlicher Lohnunternehmer Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony Association of Forestry Contractors, AfL), the Lower Saxony State Forests (NLF) team with the Forestry Training Center, the Social Insurance Fund for Agriculture, Forestry and Horticulture (SVLFG) and the Waldbesitzerverband Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony Forest Owners Association)
The highly topical solutions mentioned by Dr. Strunk are taken up, for example, by the NLF's trade fair presentation, which this year focuses on the reforestation of forest areas damaged by storms and bark beetles and presents excavator fork planting in cooperation with the AfL. As a partially mechanized planting technique, it ensures a root-friendly and soil-conserving cultural establishment of large plants (80-120cm), a faster crop establishment and lower future maintenance expenses. In this way, excavator fork planting makes an important contribution to active reforestation with climate-adapted and resistant mixed deciduous forests.
However, the majority of investment regeneration will continue to be placed in the ground using the physically demanding hand planting method. The NLF, together with the University of Göttingen, is therefore testing an exoskeleton designed to reduce the ergonomic strain of planting. As millions of young trees have been planted in recent years to help develop the mixed forests of tomorrow, the NLF is also testing a new work method for tree care using a battery-powered hedge trimmer on a carrying frame. Called the "Niedersächsische Kulturpflegetechnik (Lower Saxony Cultivation Technique)", the method allows young plants to be ergonomically cleared at a high rate of work progress. After planting and care, the focus is on selling the valuable raw material wood, which is why the NLF wood sales team will also be at LIGNA to talk to trade show visitors.
As a forestry policy and professional interest group representing non-state forest owners in Lower Saxony, the Waldbesitzerverband Niedersachsen e.V. is represented at LIGNA with two projects. The "Climate Protection Forests for Lower Saxony" project motivates forest owners to manage their forests in a targeted manner, thereby contributing to climate protection. In the "FirSt 2.0" project, applications for monitoring damage events are being developed to enable forest owners to improve forest management.
The companies represented in Pavilion 33 are also focusing on the topic of "sustainable forest management". Wahlers Forsttechnik GmbH & Co. KG will provide information on flexible data management with the ForstwareActive system for modern timber harvesting and will bring along the PONSSE Full Simulator, one of the most modern simulators for forestry machines. Holz-Reimann, whose business areas range from timber harvesting and timber logistics to timber trading with raw and residual timber and finished products, will be addressing the importance of forests, woods and timber for the country and society under the guiding principle of "raw material - resource".
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