Woodland Management and Public Good Outputs: Appraising the Trade-offs in English Woodlands

Urquhart, Julie ORCID: 0000-0001-5000-4630 (2007) Woodland Management and Public Good Outputs: Appraising the Trade-offs in English Woodlands. Small-scale Forestry, 6. pp. 257-271. doi:10.1007/s11842-007-9022-2

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Abstract

This paper examines the trade-offs between woodland management for timber and public good outputs in English woodlands. Recent evidence suggests that some public good values may be declining as a result of a lack of woodland management. Such under-management has been attributed to the decline in timber values and reduction in the productivity of woodlands and forests for timber products. It is argued that assessing the management needs of woodlands in order to enhance public good outputs presents a complex challenge and often depends on a variety of factors, including location, type of woodland, age, condition, substitutability and ownership motivation. However, in most instances a moderate level of management (whether for timber or otherwise) is likely to be beneficial for public good outputs.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > Countryside and Community Research Institute
Depositing User: Ella Rowe
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 14:56
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 22:20
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/9642

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