Forest Tree Adaptation: 8 Gaps and Initial Recommendations


The Tree Genes Initiative (TGI) identifies knowledge gaps and roadblocks to the transfer of stress-adapted trees to forestland owners and managers and makes recommendations to help fill and overcome them.

Forest Tree Adaptation: 8 Gaps and Initial Recommendations reviews current efforts related to the deployment of stress-adapted trees. The TGI works for on-the-ground changes by conveying practical information in a timely manner to stakeholders. This is accomplished by identifying current efforts, needs, and obstacles to using stress adapted trees. This report should be used by agencies, organizations, and policy makers to help identify and rectify gaps in their operations. In this report, the TGI consortium identifies and highlights gaps in three fundamental categories: innovation, policies, and markets.

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  • Geographic region: North America
  • Restrictions on use: None
  • Vetting: Stakeholder work group
  • Sustainable forestry adherence: NA
  • Pages: 20
  • Contact: Institute of Forest Biosciences –
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