Forest Opening Up and Wood Transport

Course Information
TitleΔΙΑΝΟΙΞΗ ΔΑΣΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΜΕΤΑΦΟΡΑ ΤΟΥ ΞΥΛΟΥ / Forest Opening Up and Wood Transport
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000091

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours65
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Relation between forest opening-up and transport of wood Study of the environmental impact from the opening-up, restoration and absorption of the environmental impacts from the forest ecosystem. Methods for the calculation the optimum road density and design of the detail forest opening-up. Students are being familiar with the phases of skidding and logging in long distances of wood. Design of a completed plan that will include the necessary means of opening-up (basic, detailed) and the appropriate means of wood skidding and transport of wood.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
General principles, definition, possibilities, means, kinds and methods of forest opening up. Factors affecting forest opening up (technical, economic, ecological-environmental and social). Basic principles of planning and selection forest opening up operations, terrain classification. Optimum opening up and calculations of road density, road distance, percentage of opening up and skidding distance. Planning and study of forest opening up employing roads and other installations. Interactions between road opening up and wood logging. Study, design and construction of road network. Definition, objectives and purpose of forest road networks and contribution to the development and utilization of the mountainous and forest lands. Views about planning of forest road networks and contribution to the development and utilization of mountainous and forest lands. Views about planning of forest road networks, related factors, interactions with forestry intensity, definition of wood skidding and transport limits, characterization and classification of forest roads. Data for forest roads study at various soil morphology types, effects of forest road network construction and methods of economic analysis and evaluation of forest road networks. Purpose and types of wood transport. Principles, means, methods and systems of skidding and long distance transport of wood. Modern machinery for skidding and wood transport (terrestrial, aerial and water transport). Skidding and wood transport by tractors (simple and articulated). Operation principles of cable logging systems. Mobile yarders, installation and operation procedures.
Forest opening-up, skidding of wood, transport of wood, forest road network
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
New internet technologies
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Student Assessment
Lecture attendances Delivery of exercises Written examination Individual assignments
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
"Walderschliessung", P. Dietz W. Knigge H. Loeffler, ISBN 3-490-02116-9 "Holzernte und Holztransport", Rolf Grammel, ISBN 3-490-03616-6 Στο internet σχετικά με τα αντικείμενα του μαθήματος
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