• SCA designates landscapes for endangered species

    SCA has designated ten Action Plan (Sw. Åtgärdsprogram or ÅGP) landscapes that contain concentrations of species with particular requirements and are included in special action plans. The approximately 30 ÅGP species are also on SCA’s list of protected species. “Simply put, this is about doing the right thing at the right location. We are now raising our level of ambition in relation to nature conservation measures in both forests with nature conservation targets and in forests with production targets,” says Anna Cabrajic, forest ecologist at SCA.

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  • SCA tests alternative harvesting method

    From above, the site in Tjäderberget Conservation Park looks like a large chess board with forested patches alternated with small harvested areas. SCA has tested a variation of group selection harvesting here with the aim of retaining the feeling of a forest after harvesting and avoiding large treeless areas.

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  • Swedish forest industry develops tomorrow’s sustainable forest machine

    A new type of forest machine is currently driving around the forests of Sweden. It combines a low-impact approach, increased productivity and an improved operator environment and is the result of a major cooperative project that has been under way since 2019. The concept machine is called Centipede and it has been developed by SCA, seven other Swedish forestry companies and the forest machinery manufacturer Komatsu. The machine is currently being test driven and the results are promising.

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  • Continued focus on safety for SCA’s timber truck drivers

    SCA Forest’s major training initiative to promote safer transport of timber could restart during the winter, following a break due to the pandemic. The focus this time is entirely on the truck drivers’ work environment outside the timber truck’s cab.

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  • New cold storage facility for seedlings at Bogrundet nursery

    A gigantic wooden freezer. That is how you can describe the new building at SCA’s Bogrundet nursery in Timrå. Here, a few million frozen seedlings are stored, awaiting delivery when spring comes. “More and more customers are interested in frozen seedlings delivered in corrugated board boxes, so this is an important complement in order to provide the best service to our customers,” says Anders Tolblad, Department Manager at Norrplant and in charge of the construction of the new cold storage facility.

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