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In the future, small timber must be transported to its place of use from farther and farther away – there are profitable alternatives

It is also worthwhile to transport small timber to its place of use from farther away – presupposing that a suitable mode of transportation or a combination of modes can be found for each situation and set of conditions. New trucks with more capacity are often a more cost-effective alternative to expensive railtransport. Rail transport is more competitive than road transport only when work is close to train terminals and when the distance is long enough. As a whole, the pruned tree chain is more cost-effective than the whole tree chain. In the international Enerwoods project, Metla compared the transport costs of different combinations in the Kokkola-Kainuu axis.

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Trees4Future – research without borders

Photo: Tuija Aronen

The Trees4Future project is integrating European knowledge and expertise on forest genetics, forestry and wood technology into a single portal. The experts from the 13 European project partner countries can also utilise each other’s research equipment and infrastructure; a work period usually lasts a couple of months. “Useful and productive”, commented Azahara Barra Jiménez, a Spanish forestry student who has been finalising her dissertation at Metla’s Punkaharju location, utilising the expertise of the local researchers.

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Finnish forest sector facts in a single publication:

Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry 2013 is now available


The Finnish Statistical Yearbook of Forestry offers an overall picture of the forests, forestry and the forest industries in Finland. It also presents facts about the forest environment, multiple uses of forests and environmental issues in Finland, and the most important international forest statistics.

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