Towards a Method of Uneven-Aged Forest Management Based on the Theory of Financial Maturity

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A framework for management of uneven-aged forests, based on the concept of optimal economic rotation of even-aged crops, has been presented. Age or diameter no longer directly remain the criteria for deciding whether a tree is ready for harvesting. Instead, the biological "vigour" of the tree, current economic conditions and utilization practices combine to decide financial maturity in such a way as to lead towards equal annual yields. Further studies required to implement the proposed method are indicated. Forest Sci. 29:47-58.

Keywords: Optimal rotation

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1, Canada

Publication date: March 1, 1983

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