Decision support software
Since the early 1980s Continuous Cover Forestry (CCF) has featured increasingly in discussions about the future management of British forests.
Guidance on silvicultural options for transformation of an even-aged stand to continuous cover focuses attention on the fact that a prerequisite for the successful adoption of CCF is a commitment to a more flexible, adaptive approach to stand management based on an understanding of woodland development over time in a given location. In response to the requirements of forest managers, a system of sampling to monitor the process of transformation has been developed.
This software supports forest managers who use this monitoring system. It aims to provide a convenient method of processing the data into a format that will help understand what is happening in the stand, this can then be used as a basis to plan future silvicultural interventions.
Current release: Version 1.0
The software is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® operating systems (fully tested on NT and XP).
Disk space on installation: 11Mb*
Processor: P4/Athlon recommended
Microsoft® Excel 97 or above
Microsoft® Word 97 or above
* Additional space required as data is stored in the database
How to order
The software is supplied free on a CD-ROM that also includes:
- A User Guide (PDF-1015K)
- Monitoring the Transformation of Even-aged Stands to Continuous Cover Management
Forestry Commission Information Note 45 describing the approach in detail.
For a copy of the CD-ROM please contact:
Alice Holt Lodge
Surrey GU10 4LH
Tel: 01420 22255
Fax: 01420 23653