About Forest Genetics

A successful tree breeding and improvement program reduced plantation failures and realized economic gains in tree growth and product quality. Today, managing and conserving forest genetic resources are essential components of forest stewardship, contributing to B.C.’s position in a globally competitive forest industry. The Ministry of Forests and Range Forest Genetics research program includes not only tree improvement, but a wide range of initiatives related to genetic conservation, genetic resources management, and identifying and developing mitigation strategies for climate change impacts.

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