At ArborGen, we begin every tree improvement project with the very best trees in our portfolio. With an unrivalled collection of germplasm from some of the best tree improvement programmes in the world, all ArborGen breeding programmes start with outstanding trees. Many of our germplasm lines have been frozen and are stored via cryogenics so that the germplasm can be preserved in perpetuity.
ArborGen’s germplasm collection represents a long history of Loblolly Pine, Radiata Pine, and hardwood tree improvement programmes. With contributions from MeadWestvaco and International Paper, and most recently CellFor, we have an extensive portfolio of Pine and hardwood elite genotypes for the U.S. South. ArborGen also acquired from Rubicon their portfolio of Elite Radiata Pine germplasm, an important Pine resource for the Australian and New Zealand markets. In addition to our germplasm, ArborGen has extensive field trials and data that demonstrates the performance of each line.