Use of selected allowable cut indicators in near-natural forest management

https://doi.org/10.17221/11872-JFSCitation:Marušák R., Žíhlavník A. (2002): Use of selected allowable cut indicators in near-natural forest management. J. For. Sci., 48: 173-184.
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The objective of this paper is to evaluate the possibilities of using selected allowable cut indicators in near-natural forest management by supplementing two indicators to present allowable cut indicators. Namely it is 1/30 of forest stand growing stock of the last three age classes and higher and 1/40 of forest stand growing stock of the last four age classes and higher. These indicators are compared with the allowable cut indicator 1/20 of forest stand growing stock of the last two age classes and higher which in relation to the forest law can be used in the present control of cuttings. The evaluations were carried out at selected five forest user’s units where near-natural forest management is applied. The results confirmed that it is not possible to use the indicator 1/20 in environmentally sound silvicultural systems. The results demonstrated the continuity of cuttings if the indicator 1/30 was used

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