Estimating the Thinning Removal of Boom-Corridor Harvesting with Agent-Based Simulation Model
Aalto, M., Ranta, T.
The boom-corridor thinning method is a geometrical thinning method that enables the growth of renewable energy usage by increasing young forest management and energy wood gain. The method uses different systematic patterns to remove the trees. To achieve the desired removal portion, the corridor dimensions must be selected correspondingly. This can be calculated analytically by using the portions of thinned and unthinned areas. A simulation model was developed to test different dimensions, patterns, and forest structures that affect the removal portions. The analytically calculated portions and the simulation model removal portions were congruent with each other. The simulation model result had irregulations that did show stand geometry affecting removal portions. Mostly these were small and would average out in a bigger area. The Results show the validity of the simulation model and a possibility to use an equation or a pre-calculated table to estimate the removal portions for boom-corridor thinning.
forestry, harvesting, modelling, thinning, boom-corridor, energy wood
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