age of maximum mean annual increment

(age of MAI)

A criterion of the productivity of main-stem wood from an even-aged stand of trees, measured in m3 ha-1. Felling (and replanting) at the age of maximum MAI maximizes wood production.

This definition is abridged from A – Z of tree terms: A companion to British arboriculture.
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