The Vologda Oblast is among the wooded regions of Russia. Wood requirements of our region, neighboring territories and other countries have been covered for many decades due to the intensive exploitation of forests. At present, the Vologda Oblast that increases production volumes is a leader in wood felling and processing. Intensive forest exploitation has deteriorated the quality and species of wood and reduced the share of valuable coniferous plantations. It is possible to solve these problems due to growing economically valuable species of wood in the logged areas. Economic and qualimetric analysis of pine and spruce species in the Vologda Oblast proves that it is reasonable to grow spruce species in the southern taiga subzone in order to produce pulp wood. This will increase the pulpwood productivity of forest plantations and efficiency of timber production in the region
economic and qualimetric assessment, forestry species, cellulose, wood, forest cultivation, pulp and paper industry.