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Title: Cutting strategies and timber yields for unbalanced even-aged northern hardwood forests
Author: Leak, William B.; Filip, Stanley M.; Filip, Stanley M.;
Source: Res. Pap. NE-153. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 19 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Description: The even-aged hardwood forest, with a poorly balanced distribution of age-classes, can cause perplexing problems during the first rotation. What is the best cutting strategy to follow? By using linear programming, we developed some cutting strategies that maximize board-foot production and produce a balanced age distribution by the end of the first rotation. We developed the strategies for four hypothetical northern hardwood forests with different unbalanced age distributions. Although these strategies may be used for forest lands with conditions similar to those assumed in this study, we urge that the linear programming techniques described in this paper be used to develop strategies tailored to particular forests and to particular management objectives.
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Leak, William B.; Filip, Stanley M. 1970. Cutting strategies and timber yields for unbalanced even-aged northern hardwood forests. Res. Pap. NE-153. Upper Darby, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 19 p.
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