The aim of the project is to find means to improve the operational preconditions of the mechanical planting by adapting the seedling production methods that enable plantings from spring to autumn, and by extending the areas suitable for machine planting. The risks related to mechanical planting are investigated. The project aims at increasing flexibility of seedling production by developing new methods. Use of container seedlings of Scots pine and birch in mechanical planting are studied.
The results obtained in the project increase the scientific and practical knowledge regarding mechanical planting. The dissemination of research results will employ various dissemination channels both at the nationwide and internationally to transfer the knowledge into practice.