9 Silviculture and Habitat Management: Uneven-Aged Systems

Even-aged management is the most common approach to managing forests for commodity production, but on many of the privately owned forests where a single forest owner might manage 2–4 ha, uneven-aged systems are more consistent with owner goals (Gagnon and Jokela 2010). Where certain characteristics of forest structure and composition are desired while still managing a forest for commodities, uneven-aged management represents a useful and practical approach, regardless of landowner. Although uneven-aged systems may not maximize financial income, this system does have ecological and sociocultural benefits (Axelsson and Angelstam 2011).

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