Development of projects of skid trails in mountainous areas is an important economic action, directing a number of factors from different fields of forestry - silviculture, management, protection of soils, hydrology, engineering, economics, ergonomics, forest utilization, timber transport and safety. Such a project should take into account the conditions in a particular area of transport, namely: the mode of forest management, technological processes harvesting and transportation of wood, terrain, hydrological relations, types of ground, economy and security solutions applied. The specific design solution should also take into consideration: creating optimal conditions for natural forest regeneration, soil protection against water erosion and the formation of forests close to natural.
Subject of the elaboration is technical and economic factors formative skid trail network in the mountainous forested areas. The aim is to discuss methodical technical and economic conditions affecting the skid trail network parameters in the design of these networks.
The study contains a brief overview of the indications for the design of skid trails in the mountains arising from the knowledge from different disciplines of forestry, contained in novelised by the Administration of the State Forests and research centers of industry manuals and from their own experience the authors of the article.
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