Gene pool conservation programme of Norway spruce Picea abies (L.) Karst. in the Beskid Mts
Dendrobiology 2004, vol. 51supplement: 23-25 Full text (pdf)
Abstract: The paper describes the measures adopted by the Czech State Forests for the conservation and reproduction of the Norway spruce gene pool in the Moravian-Silesian Beskid Mts. In addition to the assurance of natural regeneration in genetically valuable stands and the use of high-quality autochthonous stands as seed sources for artificial regeneration, the measures include selection of plus-trees, establishment of seed orchards, seed stands and clone archives, and identification of gene pools. Seeds of the most valuable regional populations are deposited in a seed bank.
Additional key words: seed orchard, seed stand, clone archive, artificial regeneration