Scientific Summary 152 in IUFRO News Vol. 47, Issue 10/11, early November 2018
Vegetative Propagation of Trees for Complementing Seed-based Strategies
Forests are a considerable source of biomass, wood and other products. Their rational management is therefore a key component of the "green economy" on the way towards a more efficient and sustainable use of resources.
Forest regeneration is mostly achieved through seed-based propagation of wild or improved varieties. However, seed production is a critical and long process that can be severely impacted by environmental stresses, especially those associated with climate change.
Efficient and flexible reproduction strategies based on clonal propagation may therefore become more essential for plantation forestry and conservation of genetic resources.
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