Forestry Size Reduction Articles

  • Pasture Trial – Waroona (2015/2016) - Case Study

    Dry matter production in the second year of pasture trials in Waroona have been outstanding, unfortunately Waroona suffered terribly during the recent bush fires. Pasture Production ...


    By NW Solutions

  • Solarpark Malching - Case Study

    Operator: MONDAS Gründstücks- Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH Energy company: Stadtwerke Fürstenfeldbruck Location: Malching/Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany Commissioning date: July 2009 Completion time: 8 weeks Rated system power: 4.732 MWp Making green energy To start with, feelings ran high in the village of Malching which is part of Maisach: ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • Canadian City Ready To Launch AD And Composting Facility

    The City of Surrey, British Columbia will be opening its 127,000 tons/year food waste and yard trimmings organics recycling operation in June. After eight years of planning and construction, Surrey, British Columbia is set to open an anaerobic digestion facility that will convert up to 127,000 tons of food waste and yard trimmings each year into renewable natural gas and high quality compost. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • One Zambian man’s inspiring journey from charcoal burner to forest champion

    We often hear about big global environmental issues such as deforestation, poaching or overfishing and forget that there are individuals at the heart of these activities. Have you ever stopped to wonder, what motivates someone to cut down trees in the first place? How often do they contemplate the impact they’re having on the environment? And what experience or insights lead to ...


    By Ensia

  • People working for the Environment: Combining conservation with job creation - case study

    On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC has used conservation projects on private land to develop local contractors and create long-term jobs. On behalf of the Table Mountain Fund, NCC used alien clearning projects on private land to develop contractors who would be able to take on future work independently. The Table Mountain Fund (TMF), established and administered by WWF South Africa, ...

  • How To Compare Commercial Ride On Mowers

    There are plenty of professions that would require the use of a commercial ride on mower – perhaps you work for a gardening or landscaping company that looks after private properties or perhaps you work for a council and are in charge of maintaining local parks. For whatever reason, choosing an appropriate mower for your needs should be your main focus otherwise you are setting yourself up ...


    By Ride On Mowers Online

  • AE Thompson Waste Composter - Case Study

    AE Thompson is a green waste composter based in Wingate, Country Durham. The company process waste from tree surgeons, landscapers, skip-hire services, gardening businesses and local authorities. With leaves, grass and hedge cuttings accounting for approximately 30% of all waste, the company needed and efficient and robust system they could rely upon. They came to EMS looking for a dependable ...

  • Public agencies refine grinding strategies

    From coast to coast, municipal agencies operate yard trimmings composting facilities. In many cases, they are on the front line when storms hit that leave downed trees and branches in their wake, opening their gates to a flow of feedstocks of all shapes and sizes. On the other end of the processing chain, these facilities are refining their capabilities to transform the incoming wood, storm ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Vermeer SC602 stump cutter makes short work of big projects

    The Vermeer SC602 stump cutter is designed to provide tree-care contractors with power and innovative features to make short work of major stump removal projects. The SC602 stump cutter features a Caterpillar C2.2T Tier 4i (stage IIIB) diesel engine that produces 60 hp (44.7 kW) and 142 ft-lb (192.5 Nm) of torque to power through the toughest stump-cutting jobs. A 12-gallon (45.4 L) capacity fuel ...


    By Vermeer

  • Vermicompost production and its use for crop production in the Philippines

    Vermicompost was produced with Perionyx excavatus and Eudrilus eugeniae using animal manures, leguminous leaves, grass and agro-forestry wastes. Yields of corn fertilised with vermicompost at 5t/ha and rice at 2t/ha of vermicompost were comparable with those for corn fertilised with 100% chemical fertilisers and 40% increase over the control for rice. Chinese cabbage and eggplant fertilised with ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Defoliation of panicled tick-clover, tweedy`s tick-clover, and tall bush-clover: i. Winter survival and yields of Nitrogen, herbage, and seed

    Few native herbaceous perennial warm-season legumes are available for cultivation in the southern United States. Additional germplasm would be useful for pastures, biomass production, wildlife plantings, rangeland reseeding, or native prairie restoration. Three native perennial legumes were selected from an initial screening of north-central Texas germplasm for potential domestication based on ...

  • Defoliation of panicled tick-clover, tweedy`s tick-clover, and tall bush-clover: ii. Herbage nutritive value and condensed tannin concentrations

    Few native herbaceous perennial warm-season legumes are available for cultivation in the southern United States. These would be useful for pastures, biomass production, wildlife plantings, rangeland reseeding, or native prairie restoration. Three native perennial legumes were selected from an initial screening of north Texas germplasm for potential domestication based on successful establishment, ...

  • Selling space: revitalising interest in aerospace technology careers

    The recent call by US President George W. Bush to renew the spirit of discovery and undertake an ambitious plan to explore space, including manned missions to the moon and Mars, has highlighted a significant stumbling block to progress, namely, a shortage of aerospace technicians. Historically, such technicians have come into the aerospace industry with an aviation technical background and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Characterisation, stabilisation and possible biotechnological applications of new proteolytic enzymes from Solanum granuloso-leprosum

    An extract possessing proteolytic activity was obtained by grinding the ripe fruit Solanum granuloso-leprosum, a tree of the family Solnaceae. The crude extract had maximum activity at pH between 5.2 and 7.6, and temperatures between 50°C and 55°C. It was stable at pH 7.6 and freezing temperature. The proteolytic activity of this plant product was activated and stabilised by reducing agents. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The entrenchment of controversial technology: a framework for monitoring and mapping strategic alignments

    Chances for successful social entrenchment of innovative products can be increased by timely anticipation of problems of public acceptance and regulation. In this article, a framework for analysis is presented as a first step for designing a management approach aimed at mitigation of such entrenchment problems. The message is that monitoring the selection environment, anticipating outside events ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New Source Review: The Debate Rages On

    New Source Review (NSR) has been the subject of debate for as long as many in the environmental field can remember. To its supporters, NSR is a powerful tool for blunting harmful air pollution. To its detractors, NSR wastes resources and retards environmental progress. Both sides would agree that NSR is a political “hot potato” that shows no signs of cooling down any time soon. This column ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

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