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Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry standards
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry practice
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry research
Official Forestry Commission publications: Forestry technology
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UK Forest Genetic Resources Strategy

Forest Genetic Resources Strategy

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
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Sitka spruced

A collaboration between Forest Research, Oxford University and Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) which will use DNA-marker technology to identify at a very early age those Sitka spruce trees which will have outstanding growth rate and timber quality when felled 30-years later

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
  • Forest management
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Conifer Breeding Co-operative

Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
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The breeding of conifer species

Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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Genetic conservation

This project conducts research on adaptive and neutral genetic variation in our native tree species and woodland dwelling organisms. The results of the work contribute to the development of appropriate policy relating to future resilience of our native woodlands.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
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Tree improvement

Exploring genetic variation and breeding better trees

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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Priorities for research on Emerging Species

An analysis of species diversity of the Public Forest Estate in Britain to help inform the future direction of research on species and provenance.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Genetics
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Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood (CEMARE)

This page summarises the results of the ‘Cell wall macromolecules and reaction wood’ (CEMARE) project, funded by the EU’s COST cooperative research programme.

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Measuring, modelling and forecasting
  • Genetics
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Intra and interspecific geneflow in oaks (OAKFLOW)

The page summarises the ‘Intra and interspecific geneflow in oaks’ (OAKFLOW) project, funded by the EU’s Fifth Framework Programme (FP5).

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Genetics