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Matti Kärkkäinen (email)

Miten koivuun tulisi suhtautua metsätaloudessa?

Kärkkäinen M. (1984). Miten koivuun tulisi suhtautua metsätaloudessa? Silva Fennica vol. 18 no. 1 article id 5206. https://doi.org/10.14214/sf.a15385

English title: The proper attitude towards birch in forestry


A literature survey based on Nordic literature deals with the biology, use, harvesting and economy of birch (Betula sp.). According to the results, the easily quantified hard facts are against cultivation of birch: lower growth, poorer production of valuable assortments, lower price of pulp, higher planting costs, and higher harvesting and transport costs than for conifers. The soft facts, which may be true, are not easily measured or their importance evaluated: the possible improvement of soil, decreasing risk of insect and fungi attacks, shelter against frost etc. Due to the differences in the nature of the facts the discussion of cultivation of birch will probably continue.

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Original keywords
metsänhoito; metsätalous; kannattavuus; koivu

English keywords
forest management; Betula; forestry; profitability

Published in 1984

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