A Computer Technique for Projecting Yields of Even-Aged Red Pine in the Lake States
Hanson, Thomas J.
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
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The projection of stand growth and volume yields for even-aged red pine in the Lake States has been simulated by a computer technique. Capabilities of the model permit the use of various silvicultural treatments throughout the life of a stand, therefore, varying the total yields. This method of projection can give extremely fast results with a high degree of reliability. An application of the model is presented for a central Wisconsin plantation. By applying a cost-benefit analysis to each silvicultural alternative chosen, the highest possible internal rate of return on investment is determined.