Table 3. Qualitative weighting factors α (Eq. 1) for effect of a factor on suitability. + indicates a minor positive effect, - indicates a minor negative effect, and ++ indicates a major positive effect. For step functions, the cut-off point is given in brackets. FMA I: nature reserve, II: close-to-nature, III: combined objective, IV: even-aged forestry, V: short rotation.

I II III IV V
c slope - (> 25) - (> 10)
d proximity 1 ++ + ++
e proximity 2 - + +
f forest cover ++ +
g stand area (SA) - + +
h Natura2000 + (> SA) + (> SA) - (< SA)