Tahvonen2010: Optimal management of uneven-aged Norway spruce stands

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by admin

Tahvonen presents a method to model the economics for uneven-aged stands as is usual in continuous cover forestry, and compares  this to plantations with clear-cutting. The method is calibrated on field data for forest growth. If the goal is to maximize volume of the stands, clear-cutting and artificial regeneration is optimal, but due to costs involved in artificial regeneration, continuous cover forestry with natural regeneration is more profitable. Read the whole article in Forest Ecology and Management.