umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Cost efficiency of measures to increase the amount of coarse woody debris in managed Norway spruce forests
Department of Entomology, P.O. Box 7044, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.
Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
Department of Entomology, P.O. Box 7044, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden.
Department of Forest Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 901 83 Umeå, Sweden.
2005 (English)In: Forest Ecology and Management, ISSN 0378-1127, E-ISSN 1872-7042, Vol. 206, no 1-3, 119-133 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Changing silvicultural methods 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 clear-cuts to avoid destruction of CWD, prolongation of the rotation period, and retention of naturally dying trees. For Norway spruce (Picea abies) stands in different parts of Sweden, we calculated the present value and predicted the amount of CWD that will be present if the same management method is used over a long time. To retain reasonable amounts of naturally dying trees was always inexpensive, and in central and northern Sweden it was more economical to retain them than to harvest them. Creation of high stumps was a cost-efficient method to increase the amount of CWD. Prolonging the rotation period was the most expensive way to increase CWD. We conclude that adopting several different measures to increase CWD in managed forests, as prescribed by certification standards today, is a good concept, but to be cost-efficient the focus should be on different measures for different parts of Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2005. Vol. 206, no 1-3, 119-133 p.
Keyword [en]
Dead wood, Forestry, l FSC, Green tree retention, Picea abies
National Category
Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-64424DOI: 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.10.061OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-64424DiVA: diva2:601189
Available from: 2013-01-28 Created: 2013-01-28 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Bostedt, Göran
In the same journal
Forest Ecology and Management
Economics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 50 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf