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Profit Expectations

Forest owners can ensure that their growing seedlings remain robust and bring value in the future by tending to their seedling stands. Eliminating coppices reduces the competition they entail, mechanical damage, and the destruction of pine seedlings caused by moose.

A managed stand brings more income to its owner at a faster rate; an unattended stand only increases expenses. The forest owner and his or her decisions are the crucial factor in terms of the future yield of the forest. The worst choice is to leave a valuable stand unmanaged, whereby all the money invested in regeneration can be lost when a planted wood species dies under a coppice. The cornerstone in Usewood’s operation is to ensure the future growth of the forest through correct and timely management measures. A forest owner’s costs are affected not only by the work method chosen but also by the time in which the work is done. If you are planning to manage your stand or need more information about the various alternatives, contact Usewood’s Forest Services, and we will be happy to be of assistance.

The yield of an unmanaged forest over the rotation period of 100 years is approximately 150 m2/hectare, whereas a properly managed forest produces as much as four times that amount of commercial timber. You should also note that timely management measures performed during the first 20 years significantly reduce the rotation period and bring more income from harvesting sooner. The key factor in the future yield of a forest is to invest in the first years of a new seedling stand.