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A Flexible Yield Model for Regional Timber Forecasting

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Abstract:

Projecting the development of a regional timber resource in response to specific harvest patterns is an important activity for wood procurement planners and forest sectors modelers. Central to this is the development of suitable timber production functions. However, general yield models covering all possible growing sites, regimes, and tree species are simply not available. This paper introduces a general yield model for age-class based timber resource projection. The model is driven by mean annual increment (MAI) and can be used where reasonable estimates of MAI, based on historical evidence are available. South. J. Appl. For. 17(2):112-115.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Institut für Forsteinrichtung und Ertragskunde, Büsgenweg 5, D-3400 Göttingen, Germany

Publication date: 1993-08-01

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  • Each regional journal of applied forestry focuses on research, practice, and techniques targeted to foresters and allied professionals in specific regions of the United States and Canada. The Southern Journal of Applied Forestry covers an area from Virginia and Kentucky south to as far west as Oklahoma and east Texas.
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