Added value forest activities in Portugal

VolterraNews MycoRestore

These weeks part of the removed biomass from thinning operations was started to be chipped. The chips will be used for the biomass boiler at one of the facilities. One of the uses of the harvested logs is for heating and wood carving activities that attract visitors. Most of the branches and some of the wood chips are left in the forest to help cycle nutrients and as soil cover. What became quickly clear is that the (rented) machine did not have enough power to chip well. So, the Cerdeira team will look at higher powered machines to buy as part of Life MycoRestore in order to have a permanent solution that can be used all around the village where the direct area of influence is about 3 ha. The new chipper will accompany the brush cutter that is used to clear undergrowth.