This paper develops an optimum forest program for even-aged and multi-age forest management when the carbon sequestration service of a forest has value. It is shown that for even-aged forest management, the optimum rotation might be longer or shorter than when the carbon sequestration service is not considered. For multi-age forest management, it is shown that the optimum steady state is characterized by the optimum rotation for an even-aged forest. The optimum rotation is affected by how to evaluate the carbon release after harvesting, which is a central concern for the issue of "harvested wood products" in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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