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Axelsson, Sabina, 2017. Hästkrafter i skogen : vad tycker skogsägare i västra Värmland?. First cycle, G2E. Skinnskatteberg: SLU, School for Forest Management



The horse has historically had a key role in the forest industry, mainly for wood extraction. In modern forestry, the horse plays only a minor role in the forest industry supply chain. However, the interest for using horses in forestry has grown in recent years. This interest is mainly rooted in the need to solve the problem of damage to the ground caused by heavy machinery. Changes in climate are making soils moister and further limiting the time when the ground is frozen. This has been an important trigger for looking at alternative methods for wood extraction. Among methods like quad bikes, smaller tractors, and broad wheel bands used on heavy machines, the use of horses has become more attractive.
A problem for horse-entrepreneurs in Sweden today is reaching to the forest owners to market their services. A survey was conducted to get a better picture of how forest owners in western Värmland think about the use of horses in the forest. The result of this survey showed that the private forest owners in the area had a keen interest in using horses. The main conclusion of the survey is that there is a shortage of horse-entrepreneurs and that there are possibilities for growing this market in western Värmland.

Main title:Hästkrafter i skogen
Subtitle:vad tycker skogsägare i västra Värmland?
Authors:Axelsson, Sabina
Supervisor:Valund, Torbjörn
Examiner:Sundstedt, Eric
Volume/Sequential designation:2017:18
Year of Publication:2017
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:SY002 Forest Management - Bachelor's Programme 180 HEC
Supervising department:(S) > School for Forest Management
Keywords:terrängtransport, småskaligt, skogsbruk
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Forestry production
Deposited On:13 Nov 2017 09:01
Metadata Last Modified:13 Nov 2017 09:01

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