• Warning system on SCA’s scarifiers protects remains

    SCA is the first operator in the forestry industry to introduce a warning system on soil scarifiers to protect ancient and cultural remains. When lights flash in another color, operators know their machine is close to remains and can make sure the remains are not damaged. “This is revolutionary and a major step forward in our efforts to reduce damage,” says Ulla Sandenér, head of SCA’s forest management department.

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  • SCA and Medelpad’s Botanical Association cooperate

    SCA and Medelpad’s Botanical Association have signed a three-year cooperation agreement. The idea is that the association will conduct an inventory of changes to the species composition of vascular plants following the nature conservation harvesting carried out by SCA in western Medelpad.

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  • White-backed woodpeckers nesting on SCA’s land

    There are white-backed woodpeckers nesting on SCA’s land in Västerbotten. This very rare woodpecker has stringent habitat requirements and SCA has taken several measures in the area to try and attract the bird. It seems those efforts have finally paid off.

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  • 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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  • Record-breaking year for NorrPlant

    2021 was another record year for SCA’s seedling operation NorrPlant. During the year, some 112 million seedlings were delivered, an increase of over 8.5 million compared with 2020! “A fantastic record,” says Thomas Vestman, Head of NorrPlant.

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  • Major discovery of angel’s hair lichen on SCA land

    “50 hectares with rare angel’s hair lichen. That’s not a discovery you make every day,” says Lena Högberg. She conducts conservation value inventories for SCA in Ångermanland and it was during such a project that she found the rare lichen.

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