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B4EST – adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change

B4EST will offer new understanding about how adaptive forest breeding can be used to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Tree breeding
Research topic

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

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Peer reviewed papers

Upgrading seed lots of European silver fir:

This study tested whether imbibition-drying-separation (IDS) would remove dead, empty and insect-infested seeds to improve the quality of seed-lots of European silver fir.

Themes

  • Tree breeding
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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
Publication

A future with broadleaved trees

A Woodland Tree Improvement Strategy has been developed by the Future Trees Trust (formerly the British and Irish hardwood Improvement Programme), the Earth Trust (formerly the Northmoor Trust) and Forest Research which sets out the case for and actions to increase the availability and use of improved planting stock.

Themes

  • Tree breeding
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Research information notes (RINs)

Out of print research publications from the 1980s and 1990s

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Publication

Publications on timber quality

Timber quality related publications

Themes

  • Tree breeding
Publication

Publications on tree improvement

Publications about exploring genetic variation and breeding better trees

Themes

  • Tree breeding
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Publications on trees and vegetation

List of publications about conserving and enhancing the biodiversity of forest ecosystems

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding
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Dormancy and cold hardiness in forest tree seedlings (COLDTREE)

Developing reliable tools to determine seedling condition

Status: Completed

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Tree breeding