A new plan for cypresses

Dungey, H. S.; Russell, J.; Low, C. B.; Stovold, G. T.
February 2010
New Zealand Tree Grower;Feb2010, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p29
The article focuses on a breeding strategy for cypress proposed by Future Forests Research, a partnership between the forestry industry of New Zealand and the research institute Scion. The main objectives of strategy are to produce durable timbers that meet external cladding standards and to enhance timber appearance. Under the strategy, the tree species macrocarpa, lusitanica and Chamaecyparis nootkatensis are the key pure species to be bred within species through open pollination. It will also produce hybrid clones to obtain canker resistant progeny.


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