The biggest clone bank

Setting up the world biggest clone bank for a single hardwood species. 12 hectares  in Spain, with imported selected material. It was 1997 and it helped around to improve significantly handling of the high value wood plantations, involving scientific research institutes, Ministry of Science of Spain, and stakeholders. This clone bank was the first worldwide to introduce dendrometric monitoring process in real time in a tree plantation.

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Research allowed us to describe water stress of plants in real time, as you can see below, combining results with soil moisture content, and weather data, to manage irrigation system.

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Combined data from dendrometric (tree’s water stress), soil & weather
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Young hardwood tree plantation. Partial view

 

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Working to select straight & tallest trees to get veneer logs
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7 meters logs free from branches to get high value plantations

 

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8 years old black walnut plantation. Selected clone

 

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8 years old Walnut plantation
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Working for excellent tree shape, to increase value of plantations through a bigger high quality timber yield

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