Calculation of Thinning Index to Maximise Revenue in Forest Production
Authors: Jenni Ljungloef
Thinning is important in order to maximise revenue from forest production but it can be hard to know where the thinning need is high. Lidar gives good estimates for forest parameters. These parameters were used to calculate a thinning index in a 15 x 15 meter grid in order to find areas that needed thinning regardless of stand borders. To make the index more efficient we made an ArcGis tool that localizes large enough areas suitable for thinning.