WestPro: An Excel spreadsheet add-in for simulating growth and yield of uneven-aged Douglas-fir forests in the Pacific Northwest


The users’ manual for this program can be obtained via:


and can be referenced as:


Ralston, R., J. Buongiorno, B. Schulte, and J. Fried. 2003. WestPro: a computer program for simulating uneven-aged Douglas-fir stand growth and yield in the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-574. Portland, OR : U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 25 p.


The program (as an Excel add-in) can be obtained by clicking here:



Two articles relating to the development and application of Westpro have been published or are in press:

Ralston, R.E., J. Buongiorno and J.S. Fried. 2004. Potential yield, return, and tree diversity of managed, uneven-aged Douglas-fir stands. Silva Fennica. [in press].

Ralston, R., J. Buongiorno, B. Schulte, and J. Fried. 2003. Non-linear matrix modeling of forest growth with permanent plot data: the case of uneven-aged Douglas-fir stands. International Transactions in Operations Research 10:461-482.


Questions about the software should be directed to Dr. Joseph Buongiorno via e-mail at jbuongio@[REMOVE]wisc.edu after first removing the [REMOVE] tag or by post to:


Joseph Buongiorno

John N. McGovern Professor

Department of Forest Ecology and Management

1630 Linden Drive

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI 53706, U.S.A.



Last edited by jsf 19 November, 2003