Timber Management: A Quantitative Approach
|Rating||:||4.35 (994 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||333 Pages|
"Excelent book" according to Richard Bierwagen. This book is perfect to professionals that need technical information about forest inventory, growth equations, site index and forest management.
Appended to each chapter are advanced concepts in mensuration and growth modeling appropriate for graduate courses or reference material. Section 2 covers concepts of discounted cash flows, compound interest, internal rate of return and taxes related to timber management. It is unsurpassed as a reference book on modern methods for timber growth and yield prediction and timber management methods.. Section 1 contains a complete treatment of models to predict tree and stand volume and growth. The book is appropriate for a senior-year course in timber management. This book presents timber management from a thoroughly quantitative perspective. Section 3 deals with stand-level and forest-level planning using the models of Sections 1 and 2. Linear programming models for harvest scheduling integrate the timber, finance and tax models of the other sections. This includes everything from tree taper models to diameter distribution models