Evaluation of the profitability of fast-growing tropical trees.

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dc.contributor.author Niskanen, Anssi
dc.contributor.author Luukkanen, Olavi
dc.contributor.author Saastamoinen, Olli
dc.contributor.author Bhumibhamon, Suree
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-21T12:55:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-21T12:55:23Z
dc.date.issued 1993
dc.identifier.citation Acta Forestalia Fennica. 1993. 241: 1-38. fi
dc.identifier.issn 0001-5636
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/27257
dc.description.abstract The profitability of fast-growing trees was investigated in the northeastern and eastern provinces of Thailand. The financial, economic, and tentative environmental-economic profitability was determined separately for three fast-growing plantation tree species and for three categories of plantation managers: the private industry, the state (the Royal Forest Department) and the farmers. Fast-growing tree crops were also compared with teak (Tectona grandis), a traditional medium or long rotation species, and Para rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) which presently is the most common cultivated tree in Thailand. The optimal rotation for Eucalyptus camaldulensis pulpwood production was eight years. This was the most profitable species in pulpwood production. In sawlog production Acacia mangium and Melia azedarach showed a better financial profitability. Para rubber was more profitable and teak less profitable than the three fast-growing species. The economic profitability was higher than the financial one, and the tentative environmental-economic profitability was slightly higher than the economic profitability. The profitability of tree growing is sensitive to plantation yields and labour cost changes and especially to wood prices. Management options which aim at pulpwood production are more sensitive to input or output changes than those options which include sawlog production. There is an urgent need to improve the growth and yield data and to study the environmental impacts of tree plantations for all species and plantation types. fi
dc.language.iso en fi
dc.publisher The Society of Forestry in Finland - The Finnish Forest Research Institute fi
dc.subject trooppiset puulajit fi
dc.subject puunkasvatus fi
dc.subject kannattavuus fi
dc.subject kehitysmaat fi
dc.subject Eucalyptus camaldulensis fi
dc.subject Acacia mangium fi
dc.subject Melia azedarach fi
dc.subject metsätalous fi
dc.subject development forestry, profitability, tree plantations, cost-benefit analysis, environmental impacts,Thailand en
dc.title Evaluation of the profitability of fast-growing tropical trees. fi
dc.title.alternative Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Acacia mangium and Melia azedarach as plantation tree crops in Thailand. fi
dc.title.alternative Nopeakasvuisten trooppisten puiden kasvatuksen kannattavuus. fi
dc.title.alternative Eucalyptus camaldulensis, Acacia mangium ja Melia azedarach puuviljelmien lajeina Thaimaassa. fi
dc.type Artikkeli fi
dc.identifier.laitoskoodi SMS fi
dc.subject.ysa Aasia fi
dc.subject.ysa Thaimaa fi

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