oa CSIR Science Scope - Modelling the growth and water use of South African forest plantations : statistical modelling

Volume 2, Issue 4
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An important aspect of forest plantation management in South Africa is the need to monitor tree growth rates and predict suitable harvest dates, final yields and overall profitability. It is generally necessary to plan for an even rate of harvesting from forestry estates to ensure a regular flow of wood to the mill. Profit margins are low and it is thus preferable to try to spread income evenly over time.

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