Journal of Forest Economics > Vol 32 > Issue 1

How to manage a small-scale multi-use forest?

Patrice Loisel, MISTEA, INRA, Montpellier SupAgro, Univ Montpellier, France, , Bernard Elyakime, LEF, INRA, AgroParisTech, France,
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Patrice Loisel and Bernard Elyakime (2018), "How to manage a small-scale multi-use forest?", Journal of Forest Economics: Vol. 32: No. 1, pp 13-17.

Publication Date: 0/8/2018
© 0 2018 Patrice Loisel, Bernard Elyakime
JEL Codes:Q23Q57
Hartman criterionForest managementHousehold forest amenityEnvironmental qualityOptimal tree cutting age


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Management of a multiple-use small-scale forest with natural mushroom amenity area 
Management of oscillating amenities 


The management of a multiple-use and small-scale forest generating merchantable household forest amenities, as mushroom amenities, is studied. We consider a wooded mushroom area and a timber area in the forest. An Hartman model, with an environmental dependency of the amenity area is considered. Optimal timber and non-timber cutting ages and optimal proportion of amenity area are derived. Their behaviours in particular with respect to the market amenity unit value are studied. Moreover an oscillating seasonal amenity production, as the mushroom production, is derived and studied in relation with the optimal tree cutting ages.