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Seppo Kellomäki, Matti Seppälä

Simulations on the effects of timber harvesting and forest management on the nutrient cycle and productivity of Scots pine stands.

Kellomäki S., Seppälä M. (1987). Simulations on the effects of timber harvesting and forest management on the nutrient cycle and productivity of Scots pine stands. Silva Fennica vol. 21 no. 2 article id 5315. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15472

Abstract

Effects of varying rotation, thinning, fertilization and harvest intensity on the productivity and nitrogen cycle of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stand were studied on the basis of computer simulation. The increasing intensity of management increased the loss of nitrogen in the cycle. Short rotation, associated with early thinning by means of the whole tree harvest, proved to be especially detrimental regarding the productivity of the forest ecosystem. Fertilization associated with thinnings is of great importance in maintaining the productivity of a forest ecosystem during an intensive timber harvest.

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Keywords
simulation; nitrogen; timber harvest; forest management; Pinus sylvestris; nitrogen cycle; fertilization; rotation; productivity

Published in 1987

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