Department of Forestry specialises in the
development of timber harvesting and silviculture for
private, non-industrial forest owners and in the development of the private,
non-industrial forestry sector in general. The Department of Forestry studies, develops, provides information in order to promote
and develop forestry. It conducts research focusing on forest work and the
utilization of indigenous fuels. The main emphasis is on down-to-earth
activities in the areas of wood harvesting, silvicultural
jobs and the harvesting and utilization of bioenergy.
The Department is also involved in the development of economic and safe
equipment and methods in this field. TTS produces information especially for
the advisory organisations of the private, non-industrial forestry sector and
for the forest and small home owners.
- R & D programmes.
- Testing and trials.
- Information dissemination.
Region of operation and
fields of application
Finland, newly Estonia in form of a technology transfer project “District heating plant
and fuel wood harvesting in Otepää, Estonia”.
wood-fuel small-scale harvesting.
- Biofuel-based heating systems for small houses.
References and publications
- TEHO - Journal
(in Finnish with English summaries, 6 times a year).
Forestry Bulletin (in Finnish with English summaries, 15 times a year), here
some examples :
. “Forest haulage of longwood and
small-diameter whole trees using an agricultural tractor”, 1998, n°595.
. “Municipalities’ experiences with heating entrepreneurship”, 1998,
. “Development of heating entrepreneurship in Finland”, 1998 n°597.
. “TTS-Polttopuu – cost calculation model
for fuelwood”, 1998, n°598.
. “New trailer for agricultural tractors for forest haulage of energy
wood and pulpwood”, 1999, n°602.
publication series (in Finnish with English summaries, published annually in
the form of research reports), for instance :
. “On the use of purchased fuel
wood in detached houses in Finland”, 1996, n°351.
. “Technology in harvesting of energy wood by Finnish forest owners”,
. “Heating entrepreneurship in Finland”, 1998, n°364.