The program MONTE allows one to calculate the current status of the forest on the basis of inventory data on one hand, and models developed in forest research, on the other hand. The inventory data also form the basis of simulating the future development of stands. The inventory data may be imported to MONTE from other data management systems such as Excel and Access.
In MONTE, the data are organized as follows:
The forest may be divided directly into compartments (stands) or, alternatively, into blocks which are in turn divided into compartments. Compartments are expected to be homogeneous in terms of site properties, species composition, stand age, density, and future management. Compartments may not be sub-divided into smaller units.