UK Forest Genetic Resources Strategy
Forest Genetic Resources Strategy
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
Conifer Breeding Co-operative
Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.
The breeding of conifer species
Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.
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.
Exploring genetic variation and breeding better trees
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.
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.
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).