publication . Article . 2005

Cost efficiency of measures to increase the amount of coarse woody debris in managed Norway spruce forest

Ranius, Thomas; Ekvall, Hans; Jonsson, Mattias; Bostedt, Göran;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2005
  • Country: Sweden
Changing silvicultural methods in managed forestland to improve habitat quality for forest organisms has become one of the main means to preserve forest biodiversity in Fennoscandia. In boreal forests, coarse woody debris (CWD) is an important substrate for red-listed species. In this study, we analyse cost efficiency of five management measures taken in Swedish forestry, which aim at increasing CWD in managed forests: retention of living trees at harvest, artificial creation of high stumps, manual scarification at clearcuts to avoid destruction of CWD, prolongation of the rotation period, and retention of naturally dying trees. For Norway spruce (Picea abies) s...
free text keywords: Forestry, Forest economics, Forest Science
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe
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Retention (% of area) 1 5 9 High stumps (No./ha) 3 10 20 Scarification manually

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