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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2010

Profitability of measures to increase forest growth

Simonsen, Rune; Rosvall, Ola; Gong, Peichen; Wibe, Sören


Linear programming was used to determine the optimal mix of measures with varying budgets. At present the company's silvicultural budget is around 100 million SEK annually. Increasing the silvicultural budget by 5 million SEK would result in an increase in net present value of almost 24.2 million SEK. This represents 48% of the increase of net present value if all the profitable measures are carried out. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Optimisation; Silviculture; Timber production; Genetically improved regeneration material; Contorta; Fertilisation; Ditching

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Forest Policy and Economics
2010, Volume: 12, number: 6, pages: 473-482