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Notes: Determination of Optimal Thinning Entry Interval Using Dynamic Programming

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Using the "neighborhood" concept the time interval for dynamic programming analysis of thinning and rotation was reduced to 1 year. This permitted analysis of the optimal thinning entry interval which has usually been a fixed constant in previous studies. The changes in solution with fixed intervals of 2, 5, and 10 years are provided for comparison. Forest Sci. 25:672-674.

Keywords: Economics; rotation

Document Type: Miscellaneous

Affiliations: Research was supported by the Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, U.S. Forest Service, and the Forest Research Laboratory, Oregon State University.

Publication date: December 1, 1979

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