Course code MežZ6010

Credit points 4

Timber Harvesting Development Directions

Total Hours in Course160

Number of hours for lectures48

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours96

Date of course confirmation08.11.2011

Responsible UnitDepartment of Forest Utilisation

Course developers

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Aleksandrs Saveļjevs

Dr. sc. ing.

author Meža izmantošanas katedra

Ziedonis Sarmulis

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Study course allows the understanding of the timber harvesting technology and performance characteristics of the current technical resources and assessment in relation to foreign technology and machinery. It provides information on forest technology development in near and more distant future in Latvia.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After studying the course the student will:
* Knowledge of logging technology prospective development directions;
* The skills to assess forest technology applications;
* Competence to justify the use of technology options and the expected results.

Compulsory reading

1. Uusitalo J. Introduction to Forest Operations and Technology. JVP Forest Systems, 2010. 287 p.
2. Жаденов В. С., Заикин А.Н., Шелгунов Ю.В. Технология и оборудование лесозаготовок ( этапы развития). Брянск: БГИТА, 2002. 592 с.
3. Gane M. Forest strategy :strategic management and sustainable development for the forest sector. Dordrecht : Springer, 2007. 414p.
4. Saliņš Z. Mežs - Latvijas nacionālā bagātība. Jelgava: Autora izd., 2002. 248 lpp.

Further reading

1. Saliņš Z. Meža izmantošana Latvijā - vēsture, stāvoklis, perspektīvas. Jelgava: LLU Meža izmantošanas katedra, 1999. 270 lpp.
2. Saliņš Z. Mežizstrādes tehnoloģija. Jelgava: LLU, Meža ekspluatācijas katedra, 1997. 78 lpp.
3. Drushka K., Konttinen H. Track in the Forest. Helsinki: Timberjack group, OY, 1997. 254 p.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Meža Avīze, ISSN 1407-6187.
2. Baltic Forestry, ISSN 1392-1355.
3. SkogForsk Results, ISSN 1103-6222.