Precision forestry as a practice to plan and implement forest operations has been discussed and studied a lot lately, but is it economically wise thing to do? Our latest deliverable about precision forestry gathers together results from different sites where it was applied.
The simulations done in the study pointed out that the precision forestry option where the forest stand may be planted with two different species is a very promising alternative to the current forest practices. The mixed forest stand structure never produced a bad solution, and in one case out of six stands provided distinctly better solution in terms of Net Present Value than the single tree option.
Read more from here: EFFORTE D2.6 Economical unit size in precision forestry.