Don Goheen, forest pathologist, speaking at the 2001 IUFRO Working Party 2.02.15, International Conference. Southern Oregon.
Note: "An international conference on breeding and genetic resources of the five-needle pines took place in southwestern Oregon, USA, July 23-27, 2001. The scope was worldwide, including 25 species of subgenus Strobus found in North and Central America, Europe, and Asia. The conference was held under the auspices of Working Unit 2.02.15 of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), with the support of the USDA Forest Service and several other forestry organizations. The goals of the conference were to review available knowledge from research on the genetics and genetic resources of this diverse group of pines, and to report current research on genetic diversity and natural hybridization and on the genetics of growth, adaptability, pest resistance, and other traits of interest in applied tree genetics and gene resource conservation." From: Breeding and Genetic Resources of Five Needle Pines: Growth, Adaptability, and Pest Resistance. IUFRO Working Party 2.02.15, International Conference, Medford, Oregon, USA. 2004. USDA Forest Service, RMRS-P-32. See more here: www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p032.pdf
Photo by: Richard Sniezko Date: July 25, 2001
Credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, Umpqua National Forest, Dorena Genetic Resource Center. Source: DRGC digital photo collection; courtesy Richard Sniezko, Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Dorena Genetic Resource Center (DGRC) is the USDA Forest Service's regional service center for genetics in the Pacific Northwest Region. Dorena houses disease resistance breeding programs for five-needled pines and Port-Orford-cedar, a native plant development program, and the National Tree Climbing Program. For additional photos of the DGRC program, see: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/landmanagement/resourcemanageme...