Wood is one of mankindís most ancient energy sources and was the most important one for a very long time. Although industrialization has largely replaced wood with fossil fuels (coal, mineral oil, natural gas, and uranium), these resources are limited and sooner or later will be used up.
Wood, a re-growing source of energy, has clear advantages over fossil fuels. It is easy to grow and extract regionally, eliminating high costs of long-distance transport. With the proper cultivation, wood supplies are unlimited, leading to total independence from other countries and big corporations. Not to mention its simple preparation and excellent storage qualities.
Thatís where the advantages of wood meet our own advantages:

Ca. 60% of our work is carried out according to the whole tree method (and even 80% on steep terrain). That means:

  • A safe work environment for all those involved (forestry office, forest owners, and especially forest workers)
  • Ca. 30% of all branchwood remains in the forest in order to prevent erosion and to promote humus formation (nutrients, etc.)
  • Our result is always a clean forest, which greatly reduces the risk of diseases spread by bark beetles and other pests.
  • Neat and precise bucking and delimbing by means of a harvester
  • As an example of biomass, a large amount of limbs and firewood accrues in the process of logging, later processed into wood chips.
  • The whole tree method also clearly reduces the cost of harvesting stem wood.
 
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