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What makes trees of the same species differ from site to site?

Trees, like people, come in different sizes and present variants in the traits they have in common…


Science needs management data to help forest managers adapt to climate change

Open access data on forest management activities could bridge the gap between research and…


Looking at future forest sustainability through many lenses

March 7, 2019

The GenTree project owes much of its strength to its interdisciplinarity. Researchers approach the…


Preparing to match tree rings with tree genetics

Two workshops laid the basis for linking a tree’s phenotype, expressed in its growth rings, to its…

Untangling nature and nurture in forest trees

Have you ever looked at trees in autumn and wondered why some of them still have green leaves, some…

Summer school in the Baltics – an unforgettable experience

By Oliver Reutimann Conducting and interpreting genetic association studies can be complex and…

A crucial step towards conserving forest genetic resources in the UK

A workshop focused on developing a national Strategy for UK Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) was held…

Reading the pages of a tree’s biography

April 24, 2018

GenTree’s multi-scale tree sampling project resulted in more than 15,000 wood cores from trees…

From the field to policy decisions

GenTree partners discussed sampling and policy work during the project's second annual meeting in…

Software to speed tree breeding

Tree breeding has three related goals that are sometimes in conflict; to improve economic traits, to…

Explaining forest genetic resources to people in Paris

The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) used its booth at the 55th Salon…

What does forest genetic monitoring mean in practice?

A Stakeholders' event on forest genetic monitoring took place on 24 and 25 October 2017 in…

GenTree film at International PARISCIENCE Film Festival

Every year, the International Pariscience Film Festival brings together the best international…

Summer school on polygenic adaptation in Switzerland

by Christian Rellstab Many phenotypic traits, like growth, are known to be driven by more than one…

Kickstarting conservation of forest genetic resources in the UK

UK forests contain unique genetic variation for key adaptive traits as they are located in a…

Sampling sites visualized on a map

A major sampling effort undertaken within GenTree can now be appreciated through an interactive map…

Are beech populations in Southern Europe threatened by climate change?

Due to climate change, the habitats of the most southern populations of many tree species in Europe…

Consulting stakeholders for better conservation of forest genetic resources in Europe

On 6 April 2017, GenTree invited EUFGIS national focal points to a consultation held in Rome…

How genomic research can help preserve world's forests

Forests face great challenges from climate change, including incidence of pests and diseases.…


Sampling thousands of trees across Europe: major joint effort of GenTree

GenTree uses a multi-scale tree sampling scheme to study gene flow and the role of genetic diversity…

20,000 km across Italy to collect tree samples

At the beginning of the field sampling period, we were quite unaware of what was ahead of us!

Whilst…

Achieving impact through strong stakeholders’ engagement

Gentree is highly committed to achieving impact through the involvement of Stakeholders in the…

The forest of Mont Ventoux – a natural laboratory to study the effects of climate change

Mont Ventoux, near Avignon in southern France, is an outpost of the Alps that lie to the northeast.…

IUCN on track to give protected status to forest genetic conservation units

The World Conservation Congress, held in Hawai‘i in early September, adopted a motion calling for…

International survey on conservation and sustainable use of forest resources

The GenTree project is launching an international survey open to various stakeholders in the forest…

Two projects on forest genetic monitoring pool their resources

Part of the research carried out within the GenTree project is addressing the challenging task of…

GenTree project kicks off

The GenTree project funded under the EU Horizon2020 scheme started in March 2016 and officially…