While foresters have historically bred trees within their stands to optimise wood quality and tree growth, technological developments in the field of forest genetics allow practitioners and researchers to be more effective in improving tree qualities, and make new uses possible, including using genetic markers to track wood sources.

Release of elite stone pine clones for orchard plantations

Different grafting techniques and deployment strategies for improved genetic materials of stone pine, Pinus pinea, offer more landowners the possibility to consider the tree...

Crop, forest and animal genetic resource networks join forces

A new project, called GenRes Bridge, kicked off in Jan 2019. It aims to strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of genetic...

EVOLTREE funding opportunity

EVOLTREE are offering funding of up to €10,000 for two projects related to genetic and genomic studies on forest ecosystems. Apply here

“Wood first” takes a back seat in Sardinia

A scientific seminar at the Annual Conference of the European Forest Institute in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy) heard about the importance of generating forestry investments...



New guide on the uses of valuable broadleaves timber in Catalonia

Valuable broadleaves are tree species whose wood may reach superb technical and aesthetic properties. Oak, walnut, cherry, maple or ash are examples...