Forest Technology and Management Research Center (FTMRC) is developing various forestry technologies for achieving a circular economy of forest resources.
The main forestry technologies being researched in the FTMRC are: Nursery practice and afforestation and reforestation technologies, Economic forest development and long-term forest management technology, Field-tailored mechanized forest work system application technology, and Forest management-based efficiency technology.
We are conducting research on development of advanced smart nursery practice techniques for a high-quality seedling production system, and improvement of afforestation and reforestation technologies for promoting timber value.
Smart nursery model
Development of container for forest tree
Survey on experimental plantation sites of reforestation
We are conducting research on the development of techniques for enhancing economic value and forestry public function with customized forest tending works, and techniques for eco-friendly harvesting and natural regeneration considering the forest ecosystem.
Well managed artificial forest
Field research of stand growth
Tending of young trees
We are conducting research on the development and application of useful technologies in forest operations to design economically efficient, and provide safe forest management.
Application of cable yarding system
Postural risk assessment in weed removal operation
Ergonomics workplace assessment
We are engaged in the research of optimal forest road network planning for efficient forest management and utilization, development of construction and maintenance technologies for disaster-resistant forest roads.
Systematic allocation of forest road network
Optimization of timber transportation
Improvement of bearing capacity of forest road
In order to establish supply chain of timber and forest biomass as a low cost, we are developing generic technology of forestry mechanization by improving the performance and function of forestry machines and by applying mechanized harvesting system to field operation.
Mechanized timber harvesting
Monitor image-based teleoperation of a forestry machine
Forest biomass bundler