Effect of Forest Drainage and Fertilization on Wood Production Capacity

  • Eero Paavilainen
  • Juhani Päivänen
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 111)


The most important aim of forest drainage is to increase the area of productive forest land and the growth of naturally tree-covered peatlands. Unproductive peatlands are mainly open mires, but there are also large areas of peatlands growing low-productive forest in Finland, Sweden, Russia and Canada, for instance. If climatic conditions are not limiting, the productivity of these peatlands can be increased through drainage.


Forest Land Site Type Tree Stand Annual Increment National Forest Inventory 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eero Paavilainen
    • 1
  • Juhani Päivänen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Forest EcologyThe Finnish Forest Research InstituteVantaaFinland
  2. 2.Department of Forest Ecology, Faculty of Agriculture and ForestryUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland

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