An economic aspect of conversion of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands in the Polish Lowland
A. Węgiel, R. Jaszczak, G. Rączka, P. Strzeliński, D. Sugiero, A. Wierzbickahttps://doi.org/10.17221/105/2008-JFSCitation:Węgiel A., Jaszczak R., Rączka G., Strzeliński P., Sugiero D., Wierzbicka A. (2009): An economic aspect of conversion of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stands in the Polish Lowland. J. For. Sci., 55: 293-298.
Pine stands at fertile sites need conversion into broadleaved or mixed forests. Yet, according to the age of stand, conversion may have different economic results. Therefore, in order to reduce costs of the process, the analysis on the basis of the potential income from wood sale has been done. The aim of the analysis has been to find an optimal date of conversion beginning. The date of conversion beginning has been fixed on the basis of the relation of the value of wood increment from the stands which need conversion to the value of average wood increment from stands conformable to the sites. By this means, three age intervals have been appointed.Keywords:Pinus sylvestris; pine stands; oak stands; forest conversion; forest sites; Polish Lowland