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dc.contributor.authorKoivula, Matti
dc.contributor.authorSilvennoinen, Harri
dc.contributor.authorKoivula, Hanna
dc.contributor.authorTikkanen, Jukka
dc.contributor.authorTyrväinen, Liisa
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-18T07:58:38Z
dc.date.available2020-08-18T07:58:38Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/8265
dc.description.abstractForest management, characterized in many northern countries by the predominance of clear cutting and growing even-aged and -sized trees, has simplified the structure of boreal forests. Consequences include alterations in cultural ecosystem services such as forest attractiveness, i.e., combined aesthetic and recreational values. Continuous-cover forestry might mitigate these effects through the use of selection and gap cutting, but these methods have been little studied, particularly from the attractiveness viewpoint. We used photo surveys to assess Finnish citizens’ perceptions of attractiveness of in-stand scenery of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests logged using different methods. (i) The attractiveness scores, given by respondents, declined steadily from unharvested forest through continuous-cover methods to seed-tree and clear-cut methods. (ii) Respondents with a negative attitude to forest management gave lower scores than respondents with a positive attitude, but the declining slopes of attractiveness against logging intensity were similar. (iii) In unharvested and less intensively managed stands, summer photos received higher scores than corresponding winter photos. (iv) Background variables (gender, education, living environment, memberships in recreational or nature NGOs, forestry profession, and forest ownership) had negligible effects on the scores. We recommend the use of continuous-cover logging methods in settlement and recreational areas.
dc.language.isoenglanti
dc.publisherCanadian Science Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian journal of forest research-revue canadienne de recherche forestiere
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjfr-2019-0431
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectcontinuous-cover forestry
dc.subjectgap cutting
dc.subjectselection cutting
dc.subjectaesthetic value
dc.subjectrecreational value
dc.titleContinuous-cover management and attractiveness of managed Scots pine forests
dc.description.versionfinal draft
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Forest Sciences, activities
uef.solecris.id72385003en
dc.type.publicationTieteelliset aikakauslehtiartikkelit
dc.rights.accessrights© The Authors
dc.relation.doi10.1139/cjfr-2019-0431
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerReviewed
dc.format.pagerange819-828
dc.publisher.countryKanada
dc.relation.issn0045-5067
dc.relation.issue8
dc.relation.volume50
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccess
dc.type.okmA1
uef.solecris.openaccessEi


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