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Cremades, Fernando, 2012. Production and management of timber : a comparative study of Sweden and Spain. First cycle, G2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Energy and Technology

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Forest industry is becoming more important every day worldwide; Spain and Sweden are no exceptions. Sustainable forestry and biodiversity create restrictions on the amount of timber logging, but at the same time, the introduction of new species that grow faster, mechanization and new harvesting methods such as whole tree harvested helps to maintain a large amount of timber supply according to the demand.

In this paper Timber industry in Spain and Sweden were analyzed with emphasis in the management and production. These two countries have big differences between timber species, factor affecting timber quality and how timber industry counts for the total of the country economy. According to FAO, these two countries have similar are of forested land, but this does not result in similar amounts of productivity, exports and imports.

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Con el paso del tiempo, la industria forestal está ganando cada día más importancia a nivel global, Suecia y España no están exentas. La introducción de nuevas especies de crecimiento rápido, la mecanización durante la extracción de los productos madereros y nuevos tratamientos silvícolas, permite obtener una mayor producción del monte pero al mismo tiempo la idea de desarrollo sostenible junto con la biodiversidad son dos factores que crean restricciones a la hora de extraer madera.

En este trabajo se analizan las principales diferencias entre Suecia y España en la producción y gestión del monte con el fin de obtener madera estructural. Ambos países poseen diferencias en cuanto a las principales especies arbóreas, calidad de la madera e importancia de la industria forestal sobre el total de la economía del país.

Main title:Production and management of timber
Subtitle:a comparative study of Sweden and Spain
Authors:Cremades, Fernando
Supervisor:Hjelm, Birger
Examiner:Johansson, Tord
Series:Examensarbete / Institutionen för energi och teknik, SLU
Volume/Sequential designation:2012:04
Year of Publication:2012
Level and depth descriptor:First cycle, G2E
Student's programme affiliation:None
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Keywords:Timber, Production, Forest management, International trade, Spain, Sweden
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1438
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-s-1438
Subjects:Forestry production
Language:English
Deposited On:31 Jul 2012 05:06
Metadata Last Modified:01 Aug 2012 06:33

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