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Giving Something Back
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With the Axolotl harvester a tree can be separated onsite and its nutrients returned to the forest. In one single operation, Axolotl cuts a selected tree at ground level, avoiding exposed stumps. The tree is then feed into its body where it is separated. The needles are returned to enrich the soil, while the branches are bundled into a “bio-log” that can be easily collected. Axolotl was developed in collaboration with a cluster of nine Swedish forestry companies, based on on-site ethnography of machine operators, multiple interviews with environmental and forestry specialists and field visits to witness current damage and effects. 

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Forest, growing population, climate change, solid damage, timber demand, timber, environment
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-58166OAI: diva2:548242
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Skogstekniska Klustret
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Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2012-08-30 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2013-11-04Bibliographically approved

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