Course code MežZ3078

Credit points 2

Forest Exploitation I

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation14.02.2017

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers


Aleksandrs Saveļjevs

Dr. sc. ing.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Ziedonis Sarmulis

Dr. sc. ing.

Prior knowledge

MežZ3068, Intoduction to Forestry

Course abstract

The study course provides knowledge on logging, timber landing and primary transport operations. The general terms, factors affecting, indices for the characterization of logging are to be acquired at first. Technology and the means for mechanization, the technological planning of tree felling area, methods facilitating to meet the labour safety and ecological requirements are considered as well.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Students will get:
• Knowledge about forest operations and timber landings technology.
• Skills will be obtained to compare particular variants of realization of technology from different aspects.
• Attained competence will be sufficient for the assessment of alternative variants.

Compulsory reading

1. Kokmateriālu sagatavošana ar harvesteru: metodiski norādījumi mācību praksei mežizstrādē. Sast. A. Drēska. Jelgava: LLU Meža izmantošanas katedra, 2006. 40 lpp.
2. Cirsmu tehnoloģiskais plānojums mežizstrādē: metodiskie materiāli mežizstrādes mācību praksei. Sast. Z. Sarmulis. Jelgava: LLU Meža izmantošanas katedra, 2006. 45 lpp.
3. Saliņš Z. Mežs - Latvijas nacionālā bagātība. Jelgava: Autora izd., 2002. 248 lpp.
4. Uusitalo J. Introduction to Forest Operations and Technology. JVP Forest Systems, 2010. 287 p.

Further reading

1. Жуков А.В., Федоренчик А.С., Коробкин В.А., Бычок А.Н. Лесные машины. Минск: БГТУ, 2001. 149 c.
2. Buongiorno J., Gilless J. K. Decision Methods for Forest Resource Management. Amsterdam [etc.]: Academic Press, 2003. 439 p.
3. Meža izmantošana Latvijā - vēsture , stāvoklis, perspektīvas. Sast. Z. Saliņš. Jelgava: Meža izmantošanas kat., 1999. 270 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Baltijas Koks, ISSN 1407-6667
2. Meža Avīze, ISSN 1407-6187
3. SkogForsk Results, ISSN 1103-622