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Felling maturity criteria of beech stands in Slovakia

Rudolf Petraš and Julijan Mecko and Aleš Kadunc (2010) Felling maturity criteria of beech stands in Slovakia. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (92). pp. 39-48. ISSN 0351-3114

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    In this paper, we focus on the felling maturity of beech stands in Slovakia. From an economic point of view, felling maturity of stands depends on volume production, assortment composition at different stand ages, and costs of forest labour. The culmination of net value production serves as a prevailing criterion of felling maturity. Our analyses showed a modest decrease in felling costs after the stand age of 40 years. The mean value increment of beech stands was yield class dependent. The ages of stands when total mean increments culminated were, in comparison with volume production, older on average by 15 years for gross yield and by 28 years for net yield. The latter culminated between 105 and 150 years.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: felling maturity, volume production, value production, yield class, beech stand, Slovakia
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 3047846
    Divisions: Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry > Group for forest management, planning and biometrics
    Item ID: 146
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 14:47
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 10:34
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/146

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