Metsänjalostus- ja siemenviljelyohjelmat

Forest Tree Breeding and Seed Orchard Programmes

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Tree breeding focuses on creating genetic improvements in economically important traits of trees and transfering the benefits to forestry in the whole of Finland by means of seed orchards and vegetative propagation. Enhanced growth, quality and hardiness of genetically improved regeneration stock will provide added value to the entire forestry sector.


Tree breeding produces vigorous, fast-growing trees of good quality which are consequently deployed in the large-scale production of improved stock for use in forest regeneration. Genetic gains from breeding are mainly transferred to forestry by means of seed orchards, yet methods of vegetative mass propagation of genetically improved materials are also being intensively studied.