Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Monday, 1 November 2021

Forest Harvesting in Bavaria

While I sort photos from a UK weekend, here's a guest entry from Wuxing Nick in Nuremberg.

He's obviously been adventuring in the forests of Bavaria, and reports as follows:

Here are some pics for a 'slow news‘ day…

It‘s tree harvesting time in Bavaria.

While it’s not uncommon to see ‘hobby farmers’ out with a tractor and a chainsaw, the professionals use this enormous beast - the Ponsse Scorpion King: - yours for around €600K.

Not much liked by nature-lovers as their 20+ tonnes compact the ground and destroy everything that gets in their way. I’ve seen one parked - it’s huge! Attached photos show the devastation left behind, a special tractor for Alan (pictured above), being used to pick up the measured-to-length logs, and some autumn colour.

Autumn colour in Bavaria

Forest harvesting in Bavaria

Thanks Nick, this provides an interesting interlude, to be contrasted with some pictures from County Durham - but first for me, a visit to the 'booster jab centre', and then to the physio who is helping to nurse my foot back to health.

1 comment:

bowlandclimber said...

I've seen one of those beasts working in Gisburn forest — I couldn't believe what it could do, frightening really. I never thought to video it.