Forest Growth Models


Since 1989, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Hans Pretzsch, the Forest Growth Simulator Silva has been developed at the Chair of Forest Yield Science at Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen, Germany. In the distance-depending individual-tree approach a stand is regarded as a 3-dimensional system of single trees influencing each other mutually. This approach permits the simulation of the growth development of complex structured even- and uneven-aged pure and mixed stands which is not possible with conventional means. [source website]