RNGR.net is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service and Southern Regional Extension Forestry and is a colloborative effort between these two agencies.

U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA Forest Service Southern Regional Extension Forestry Southern Regional Extension Forestry

Forest Tree Improvement Program for the National Forests in the Northeast

A Tree Improvement Program for the four National Forests (Fig. 1) (Allegheny, Green Mountain, Monongahela, White Mountain) in the Northeast was begun in 1966. Objectives for the program are: 1) to produce genetically improved seed for seedling production and/or direct seeding that will yield fast-growing, high quality, pest resistant forest trees; and 2) to develop and demonstrate cultural methods for producing timber and other products by applying sound genetic principles. The program is carried out by the Regional Geneticist, a Zone Geneticist, and three part-time forestry technicians. Additional manpower is provided by the Ranger District where the field activities are performed.

Download this file:

PDF document Download this file — PDF document, 1538Kb


Author(s): Donald E. Dorn

Publication: Tree Improvement and Genetics - Northeastern Forest Tree Improvement Conference - 1977