Tree Breeding and Forest Products- An update on current research

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Newbattle Abbey College,
Newbattle Rd, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 3LL

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YES - please see registration details below

PLEASE NOTE: there is an intention to run a similar event at Westonbirt, National Arboretum later in 2016 (details to follow)

Tree Breeding and Forest Products - An update on current research

This meeting is being organised by Forest Research in conjunction with Partners and the Forestry Commission. It aims to be the definite research update concerning tree breeding and wood based forest products with some of the nation’s top experts in their field. The meeting should be attractive to all members of the nursery, tree growing and sawmilling community. On this occasion, there will be no charge for this event but advance registration is required; it is important that we can manage numbers attending, a potential reserve list, and catering. Please help us by registering promptly and then letting us know if your plans change.  Please register by contacting Evelyn Hall at

Outline programme:

0930   Arrive and coffee.

1000 – 1015 General introduction - Andy Leitch, Forestry Commission

1015 – 1230 Tree Breeding:

  1. Outline of work programme currently being carried out in Tree Breeding -  Steve Lee, FR
  2. Update on the tree breeding programme analysis for alternative species -  Steve Lee, FR
  3. Update on progress of Sitka Co-op - Tim Liddon, Tilhill
  4. Presentation from Future Trees Trust - Jo Clark, Earth Trust
  5. Update on work on tree breeding for resistance - Steve Lee, FR
  6. Progresses on selection using DNA-markers - Steve Lee, FR

1230 – 1315 Lunch (provided)

1315 – 1530 Tree and Wood Properties.

  1. Outline of research into Tree and Wood Properties - Paul McLean, FR
  2. The movement of water through trees and wood- Robin Adey-Johnson, University of Surrey
  3. A online geospatial decision support system for timber properties - Stephen Bathgate, FR
  4. Timber Properties of alternative species - Paul McLean, FR
  5. Current UK timber grading & Engineered Wood Products - Dan Ridley Ellis, Edinburgh Napier University
  6. Emerging Markets: Biotechnology -  The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre

1530 Open discussion - Andy Leitch

1600 Coffee and close




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