FGC Extension Notes
#01 Incorporating Genetic Gain in Timber Supply Analysis
Extension Note 1, March 2001
This extension note explains how the volume gains attributed to using select seed are modelled in stand yield projections and accounted for in TSR timber supply analyses. This note should interest timber supply analysts and people making decisions about seed orchard investments.
#02 Biotechnology: Potential Applications in Tree Improvement
Extension Note 2, March 2001
This extension note describes types of biotechnology that are being used or have potential applications in tree breeding and production of planting stock. It notes some of the concerns about the use of genetic engineering in tree improvement, and how B.C. is responding to these issues.
#03 Benefits of Using Selected Reforestation Materials
Extension Note 3, January 2005
This extension note discusses how select reforestation materials are developed and used in British Columbia, what types of benefits are associated with their use, and how these benefits might be enhanced in the future.
#04 The Reproductive Biology of Western White Pine
Extension Note 4, April 2004
This publication explains the complete reproductive cycle, provides useful guidelines for cone induction, assists in forecasting pollen, cone and seed production, enables more effective pollination and pollen management for breeding and seed production, and explains many of the causes for cone and seed loss in natural stands and seed orchards.
#06 Applications of DNA Markers in BC Tree Improvement Programs
Extension Note 6, April 2004
DNA markers are tools for detecting variations in DNA that differentiate all living organisms, and thus play an increasing role in defining biological identity. The Forest Genetic Council (FGC) has long recognized a need for DNA marker-based identification in Tree Improvement programs and has supported a range of projects focused on BC species. This article will summarize some recent developments in this area and give examples that illustrate their use.
#07 The Reproductive Biology of Lodgepole Pine
Extension Note 07, March 2006
The goal of this book is to provide information about the reproductive biology of lodgepole pine in natural stands and in seed orchards. This information should make it possible to determine RP and RS, some of the causes for cone and seed loss, and provide methods to increase cone survival and filled seeds.