Technical information

Map of treebreedex centresDifferent sites where the Danish seed orchard of hybrid larch FP201 (or its French equivalent) was tested in Europe (EU-Larch Wood Chain project and national testing).)

TREEBREEDEX Forest Genetic Resources

The database includes over 300,000 genetic entries (genotypes) and 7,600 experimental sites across AU, BE, CZ, DE, DK, FI, FR, GB, IT, IRL, LI, NL, NO, PL, RO, SE, SK, SP, for genus (Acer, Fraxinus, Populus, Prunus, and Larix, Picea, Pinus, Pseudotsuga) (117 taxa). The origins and experimental sites are further described by providing ecological characteristics from Worldclim and European Soil (JRC) databases.

The database is continuously evolving to host information from more species and from more research institutes.



Examples of use

  • Researchers could be interested in finding network of sites of a given species across contrasted ecological conditions, with the same genotypes for phenotypic plasticity studies, for phenology modelling, for pest and disease epidemics monitoring, etc.
  • Breeders could use the database to identify where some genotypes (for example: seed orchard progeny) has been evaluated across Europe and get contacts with managers to know how it behaves in different environments.
  • Geneticists and breeders could use the database to get access to a specific genetic origin, pedigree, mating design, experimental site for their study.
  • Forest professionals could use the database to get information on characteristics of a given seed orchard.