(11-19-2018, 12:51 PM)Strigoi Wrote: People that wonder into the forest around here never return.
(11-19-2018, 12:56 PM)Team Uzi nli Wrote:(11-18-2018, 11:41 PM)Octo Wrote: Last summer was hot and dry with forest fire warnings in place for a long time across Finland and Scandinavia. Although we had forest fires (one fairly close to our cabin in the woods) they rarely grow out of control, while Sweden had huge areas burn with volunteering firefighters pouring in from neighboring countries.
There are 2 main reasons for this, one is that there's active surveillance by air during dry times and our network of small forest roads making even the remotest area accessible for fire engines. Another trick is they add 5 liters pine soap to every 10,000 liters of water to reduce surface tension, making it penetrate the ground more easily.
Here's what we are up against.
Do you know how much it cost to destroy a road?
Fire Fighters can't even get to their objective anymore.
These roads are for forestry machines and timber trucks. They're even called timber roads and not maintained during winter season, but that's ok, winter isn't forest fire season anyway.
Quote:Maintenance of Forest Roads
Metsähallitus owns a total of 37,000 kilometres of forest roads and about a thousand bridges. In addition, Metsähallitus is a member in a number of private road management associations.
In recent years, Metsähallitus has invested several million euros in road repair and maintenance. The amount spent annually on the construction of new roads and bridges, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads is EUR 12–14 million. The volume of rehabilitation is about a thousand kilometres per year. Some 200 kilometres of new roads are constructed annually, although the volume is decreasing.
Road maintenance activities include grading, drainage improvement, clearing of roadside vegetation and resurfacing with gravel or crushed stone. These tasks are performed as needed.
The design, maintenance and construction of forest roads are continuously improved. Planners are using more and more modern tools, for example falling weight deflectometers to measure bearing capacity, ground-penetrating radar to survey layer thicknesses, and video interpretation to assess road geometry, drainage, surface condition and vegetation regrowth.
Only a small part of forest roads can support year-round traffic. Depending on the location, the proportion of year-round roads is 10–20 percent of the total length of the roads.
For the frost-heave season, roads that cannot bear all traffic are equipped with road signs indicating the type of vehicles allowed. Bridges that cannot carry heavy equipment are also marked with the appropriate weight limit signs. Generally, Metsähallitus does not prevent access to its roads using gates.
As you imagine Finns had a field forest day with this
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