FOREST COMPANIES FOUGHT IN THE "BATTLE ON MOTOR BUSH CUTTERS” FOR THE FIRST TIME IN RUSSIA
Thinning in young stands is an important element of effective forestry. Removal of excess vegetation, deciduous trees, and shrubs helps economically valuable species, i.e. spruce and pine, grow faster, and improves the quality of forest stand. Simply put, it's like weeding a garden, as removing weeds gives more light, food and space to the main tree species.
The participants of the competition first listened to the theory of thinning, and then passed the training, where they received useful skills and learned some secrets from experts and were able to practice the techniques of working with a motor bush cutter. During the “forest battle”, the participants had to clear a 25-meter-long and 3-meter-wide forest site from unnecessary vegetation. Gregory Ilyasov from Krasnoborsk-forest (part of Region-Les) was the best. He is the most skillful participant of the competition, with work experience in the forest industry of almost 40 years. A young specialist of the GK ULK LLC Roman Limonov ranked the second. A representative of Metsä Forest Podporozhye, Alexey Arkhipovsky, took the third place.
Competent thinning in young stands requires qualified experts with special knowledge and skills. As recognized by the participants of the training and the competition, they had gained valuable experience that would help them in their future work.
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