July August 2006 - The Logging and Sawmilling Journal
tHE LATEST LOGGING TECHNOLOGIES
The latest technologies will be front and centre in the equipment demonstrations at the Live in the Woods show of the Pacific Logging Congress, being held in September.
Technology is the key word at this year’s Pacific Logging Conference Live in the Woods show. The show will highlight technological advances that improve not only performance and efficiency in the logging industry, but will also help increase environmental protection.
Manufacturers will be demonstrating the latest in forestry and construction equipment on over 180 acres of timberland. A number of other companies will participate in static or booth displays. “Most people are completely unaware of the positive changes technology has brought to the forestry and logging professions over the last 20 years,” says PLC’s 2006 president, Ed Hanscom, a logger from Eagle Point, Oregon. “The show gives equipment manufacturers and distributors the opportunity to demonstrate their latest technological advancements. Attendees will get a closeup look at active logging operations and have an opportunity to visit with those of us who make our living in the woods.”
Each individual will be supplied with a hard hat and each group of students guided by a professional forester. Bus transportation is paid for by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. PLC’s “It Takes A Tree” program continues to be a very popular education tool used throughout the United States and Canada. This program has been distributed free of charge to thousands of science teachers.
“We’ll have several mechanical systems running, a helicopter standing stem demonstration by Erickson Air Crane and hand-felling demonstrations,” Hanscom says. “Our objective is to feature every equipment type in use in coastal and interior forests, including chipping and grinding systems used by the region’s increasingly important biomassto-energy industry.”
The Nehalem Tree Farm is a unique property, in that it is managed for multiple resources including timber, natural gas, municipal water and fish and wildlife habitat.
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