"Forest Knowledge Compact" is the name of a series of lectures by the Office for Food, Agriculture and Forestry (AELF) Holzkirchen.
Now the topics of thinning and occupational safety are on the agenda.
Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen/Miesbach - "The intensity and type of forest care decide on the stability, diversity and sustainability of a forest": Robert Nörr from the Wolfratshausen forest district emphasizes this.
In his words, "the desired tree species that are adapted to the soil and compared to other tree species" must be helped from an early age.
Information about this topic is available at the sixth theory evening in the "Forest Knowledge Compact" series of the Office for Food, Agriculture and Forestry (AELF) Holzkirchen.
"Safety first": district forester gives tips on how to use a chainsaw
According to Robert Nörr in a press release, valuable wood is obtained by selecting and promoting stable, straight-growing trees with branches that are not too thick.
Such a young forest should be cared for every three to five years.
On the other hand, neglected or incorrect forest maintenance damages the forest and costs the owner a lot of money in the long term.
Nörr: “Unsuitable tree species or trees of poor quality often prevail.
Even at an older age, forests need to be thinned out about every five years.”
If trees grow too densely, they put all their growth energy into growing taller and not into developing a stable root system.
A tipping over is almost "pre-programmed".
On Wednesday, March 22, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the green center canteen (Rudolf-Diesel-Ring 1a, Holzkirchen), Nörr will be giving tips on preparing for forest maintenance measures and on thinning deciduous and coniferous forests.
Expert explains: This is what matters when harvesting wood
According to the district forester, forest care always involves cutting down trees.
Under the motto "Safety first", working with a chainsaw, blocking off trees when felling and the necessary protective equipment are addressed.
On the same evening, Florian Loher, Managing Director of the forest owners' association in Wolfratshausen, will show what is important when it comes to timber harvesting and the use of entrepreneurs.
"Because not everyone has the knowledge, the equipment or the time to do all the practical work in the forest themselves," says Nörr.
Working professionally in the forest means, among other things, observing occupational safety, protecting the soil and the forest, as well as economic aspects.
Of particular importance is the construction of skid paths, via which the wood can be transported to the forest path.
"But business operations also have to be well prepared," says the district forester.
"Forest knowledge compact": No previous knowledge is required for the events
In the "Forest Knowledge Compact" series, forest owners receive information on relevant forest-related topics.
It is possible to attend only individual lectures.
No previous knowledge is required for the events, questions and discussions are welcome.
Registration is not required.
The theoretical part takes place from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in the green center of the AELF.
Practice evenings are planned for Wednesday, June 14 and Wednesday, June 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The locations are yet to be announced.
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