Utilising forest fuel improves the return from your forest. At the same time it is a good eco-friendly alternative that contributes to replacing fossil fuels.
Forest energy issues are highly topical. Unlike oil and coal, which will run out one day, forests are a renewable source of both products and energy. And they do not add any new quantities of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. Forests therefore have a distinct place in Swedish energy policy.
Forest fuel can provide a useful addition to the income forest owners receive from felling. Exploiting forest fuel is suitable for some forests, but not all. Transporting forest fuels over long distances is not economically viable, as they are bulky. The soil should be healthy and damp, of the bilberry type or more fertile.
Taking forest fuel from the forests simplifies subsequent forest regeneration. Removal of brushwood makes it possible to carry out soil preparation and planting earlier, as there is no need to wait for the brushwood to sink before being able to prepare the soil. Planting is simplified, as most of the brushwood is out of the way.