Notes: A Note on the Interdependence of Stand Structure and Best Stocking in a Selection Forest

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Determination of best economic stocking in a selection forest requires information on the optimal diameter distribution and value growth of stands at each alternative stocking level examined. Distributions are optimal, or investment-efficient, when they yield maximum value growth over the cutting cycle for given initial value stocking levels. Investment-efficient distributions do not necessarily coincide with distributions giving maximum value growth for stocking levels expressed in physical units. The net present worth of returns from optimally stocked stands using investment-efficient distributions must always be at least as great as that from stands using other forms of distributions. An example is drawn from studies of northern hardwood stands in Wisconsin. Forest Sci. 22:180-184.

Keywords: Uneven-aged management; optimization

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Assistant Professor, Department of Forest Management, Oregon State University, Corvalliis, OR 97331

Publication date: June 1, 1976

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