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Table 2 Net present value calculated with 3% discount rate and optimal rotation length in the optimizations conducted for pine plantation

From: Stand management optimization – the role of simplifications

Optimization problem NPV, €/ha Rotation length, yrs
10% damage 40% damage 10% damage 40% damage
1 Low thinning max 40% 847 64
2 Free thinning max 40% 1190 76
3 Free thinning no limit 1415 80
4 Mixed stand 1539 78
5 Ingrowth, 3 thinnings 1598 1597 112 113
6 Ingrowth, 4 thinnings 1659 1640 126 130
7 Ingrowth, 5 thinnings 1663 1649 137 125
  1. When ingrowth was simulated, either 10% or 40% of understorey trees were assumed to be damaged in a thinning treatment.