Silvicultural techniques have become more diverse. A successful coordination between objectives set by forest owners for their forests and other uses of forests requires reliable, science-based information about the effects of different silvicultural measures on the economic profitability of forestry, as well as on other values of forests.

Motti is a software developed by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). It contains the key results of the growth and yield research carried out by Luke, which can be used to predict the growth of forests managed using different techniques.

The software also enables making comparisons between different silvicultural methods. Motti can also be used to investigate the effects of forest management or non-management, selection of tree species, regeneration chains or individual silvicultural measures, for example, on forest growth, harvesting volumes, profitability of forestry or the amount of carbon sequestered by forests.