Tree Improvement

This resource category covers guidance on tree management strategies, seed sources, and trials and evaluation. It also provides improvement case studies. Some resources provide more of a general overview on the genetics of tree improvement. Although some of the resources deal with specific tree species and/or countries, these examples are often still relevant for wider application.

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2021

Guidelines for the establishment of breeding seed orchards (BSOs)

This publication gives guidelines for the establishment of tree breeding se...

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2021

Seed source description/registration forms with explanation

This document provides templates for forms to be used to describe and regis...

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2020

Breeding plans of Eucalyptus globulus and Afrocarpus falcatus for Ethiopia

This report outlines breeding plans for two important tree species for Ethi...

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2018

Forest genetics and tree breeding

This handbook gives a comprehensive overview of forest tree genetics and br...

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2018

Status of tree improvement and gene conservation in Ethiopia

This report gives an overview of the history and present state of Ethiopian...

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2018

Tree improvement glossary

This document contains descriptions of the technical vocabulary used in tre...

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2015

Tropical forestry handbook 

This book provides a cross-section of experiences in all fields of tropical...

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2014

Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species

This study draws attention to the importance of embedding genetic considera...

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2009

Designing silvicultural research trials

This manual provides guidelines for the design, measurement and reporting o...

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2009

Designing farm forestry trials for species and provenance selection

This manual provides guidance on designing, implementing, managing, measuri...

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2009

Tree seed source re-classification manual

This manual updates the classification of tree seed sources using a new sim...

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2007

Tropical forest genetics

This book presents an overview of tropical forest genetics, including evolu...

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2005

Seed sources of agroforestry trees in a farmland context: a guide to tree seed source establishment in Nepal 

This guide covers several aspects of tree seed source handling with referen...

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2002

Statistical analysis of data from provenance trials

This technical note provides guidance on how to statistically analyse tree ...

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2002

Application of the Pilodyn in forest tree improvement

This technical note illustrates the purpose and functioning of a Pilodyn (a...

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2001

Tree planting zones of Nepal

This technical paper describes the ecological zonation of Nepal based on ve...

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1997

Experience from tree improvement of teak in Thailand

This technical note describes a teak improvement programme in Thailand. The...

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1996

The economics of tree improvement of teak (Tectona grandis L.)

This technical note discusses the economics of genetically improving teak, ...

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1994

Identification, establishment and management of seed sources

This lecture note covers the identification, establishment and management o...

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1994

Economic returns from tree improvement in tropical and sub-tropical conditions

This technical note reviews the economic aspects of tree genetic improvemen...

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1993

Eucalypt domestication and breeding

This book explains how to breed and select eucalypts. It details aspects of...

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1993

Tree improvement at species and provenance level

This lecture note gives a brief description of trait selection criteria for...

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1993

Matching seed source to planting site

This lecture note gives recommendations on matching tree seed source to pla...

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1993

Introduction to principles in design and evaluation of tree improvement experiments

This lecture note gives a brief introduction to the theory of genetic selec...

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1992

Introduction to tree improvement

This lecture note provides a brief description of tree genetic improvement,...

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1992

Introduction to forest genetics

This lecture note gives a short introduction to tree genetics, including an...

Read more

1992

Tree Improvement at family and individual Level

This lecture note gives a brief description of tree improvement, including ...

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1992

Field testing practices of a tree improvement programme

This lecture note discusses arrangements for undertaking tree improvement f...

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1992

Mass production of improved material

This lecture note summarises different techniques for the mass production o...

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1991

Tree improvement strategies

This lecture note introduces how to start a National Tree Seed Programme in...

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1991

Mass production of improved material: 2. Seed orchards: concepts, design and role in tree improvement

This lecture note covers methods for the planning, testing and running of t...

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1989

Natural variation as a basis for tree improvement

This lecture note outlines the natural mechanisms that produce and maintain...

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1988

Tree breeding: principles and strategies

This book includes an array of tree breeding plans for multiple situations....

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1988

Benefits from tree improvement

This lecture note discusses the beneficial outcomes of tree selection betwe...

Read more

1988

Classification and selection of seed sources

This lecture note describes different types of tree stand that can be used ...

Read more

1985

Forest tree improvement

This resource is a collection of lectures on the topic of forest tree impro...

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1984

Applied forest tree improvement

This guide shows how to effectively organise, implement and manage large-sc...

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1984

Provenance seed stands and provenance conservation stands

This technical note describes the principles for setting up tree provenance...

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1983

Seed collection units: 1. Seed zones

This technical note describes the methods used to define seed collection zo...

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2018

Forest genetics and tree breeding

This handbook gives a comprehensive overview of forest tree genetics and br...

Read more

2018

Tree improvement glossary

This document contains descriptions of the technical vocabulary used in tre...

Read more

2015

Tropical forestry handbook 

This book provides a cross-section of experiences in all fields of tropical...

Read more

2014

Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species

This study draws attention to the importance of embedding genetic considera...

Read more

2009

Designing silvicultural research trials

This manual provides guidelines for the design, measurement and reporting o...

Read more

2009

Designing farm forestry trials for species and provenance selection

This manual provides guidance on designing, implementing, managing, measuri...

Read more

2007

Tropical forest genetics

This book presents an overview of tropical forest genetics, including evolu...

Read more

1993

Eucalypt domestication and breeding

This book explains how to breed and select eucalypts. It details aspects of...

Read more

1988

Tree breeding: principles and strategies

This book includes an array of tree breeding plans for multiple situations....

Read more

1985

Forest tree improvement

This resource is a collection of lectures on the topic of forest tree impro...

Read more

1984

Applied forest tree improvement

This guide shows how to effectively organise, implement and manage large-sc...

Read more

2021

Guidelines for the establishment of breeding seed orchards (BSOs)

This publication gives guidelines for the establishment of tree breeding se...

Read more

2020

Breeding plans of Eucalyptus globulus and Afrocarpus falcatus for Ethiopia

This report outlines breeding plans for two important tree species for Ethi...

Read more

2018

Status of tree improvement and gene conservation in Ethiopia

This report gives an overview of the history and present state of Ethiopian...

Read more

2001

Tree planting zones of Nepal

This technical paper describes the ecological zonation of Nepal based on ve...

Read more

1997

Experience from tree improvement of teak in Thailand

This technical note describes a teak improvement programme in Thailand. The...

Read more

1993

Tree improvement at species and provenance level

This lecture note gives a brief description of trait selection criteria for...

Read more

1992

Introduction to tree improvement

This lecture note provides a brief description of tree genetic improvement,...

Read more

1992

Introduction to forest genetics

This lecture note gives a short introduction to tree genetics, including an...

Read more

1992

Tree Improvement at family and individual Level

This lecture note gives a brief description of tree improvement, including ...

Read more

1992

Field testing practices of a tree improvement programme

This lecture note discusses arrangements for undertaking tree improvement f...

Read more

1992

Mass production of improved material

This lecture note summarises different techniques for the mass production o...

Read more

1991

Tree improvement strategies

This lecture note introduces how to start a National Tree Seed Programme in...

Read more

1989

Natural variation as a basis for tree improvement

This lecture note outlines the natural mechanisms that produce and maintain...

Read more

1988

Benefits from tree improvement

This lecture note discusses the beneficial outcomes of tree selection betwe...

Read more

2021

Seed source description/registration forms with explanation

This document provides templates for forms to be used to describe and regis...

Read more

2009

Tree seed source re-classification manual

This manual updates the classification of tree seed sources using a new sim...

Read more

2005

Seed sources of agroforestry trees in a farmland context: a guide to tree seed source establishment in Nepal 

This guide covers several aspects of tree seed source handling with referen...

Read more

1994

Identification, establishment and management of seed sources

This lecture note covers the identification, establishment and management o...

Read more

1993

Matching seed source to planting site

This lecture note gives recommendations on matching tree seed source to pla...

Read more

1991

Mass production of improved material: 2. Seed orchards: concepts, design and role in tree improvement

This lecture note covers methods for the planning, testing and running of t...

Read more

1988

Classification and selection of seed sources

This lecture note describes different types of tree stand that can be used ...

Read more

1984

Provenance seed stands and provenance conservation stands

This technical note describes the principles for setting up tree provenance...

Read more

1983

Seed collection units: 1. Seed zones

This technical note describes the methods used to define seed collection zo...

Read more

2002

Statistical analysis of data from provenance trials

This technical note provides guidance on how to statistically analyse tree ...

Read more

2002

Application of the Pilodyn in forest tree improvement

This technical note illustrates the purpose and functioning of a Pilodyn (a...

Read more

1996

The economics of tree improvement of teak (Tectona grandis L.)

This technical note discusses the economics of genetically improving teak, ...

Read more

1994

Economic returns from tree improvement in tropical and sub-tropical conditions

This technical note reviews the economic aspects of tree genetic improvemen...

Read more

1993

Introduction to principles in design and evaluation of tree improvement experiments

This lecture note gives a brief introduction to the theory of genetic selec...

Read more