Preserving forest genetic resources to increase the resilience of forests against the impacts of climate change.
Gyulaj Forestry and Hunting Co. is the asset manager of the state-owned forests of the Tolna hills in the Southern Transdanubian Region of Hungary. Climate change will intensively affect forests and tree species and consequently tree species, which are more resilient but not commercially exploited, need to be preserved as valuable genetic resources for the future.
To this end, the project is focusing on developing an inventory and records of genetic resources; involving in situ conservation of genetic resources and establishing gene bank collections (ex situ); and improving forest reproductive material (FRM) for production and use in the forests in the region.
The description of trunks of 180 Quercus virgiliana trees and propagation of thousands of seedlings.
The description of trunks of 30 Quercus robur tree specimens and propagation of thousands of seedlings.
Established 7.90 hectares (ha) of Quercus virgiliana seed plantation.
Established 3.72 ha of Quercus virgiliana gene collection.
Established 1.18 ha of Quercus robur gene collection.
Established 143.38 ha of Quercus virgiliana gene reserve.
Established 3.28 ha of Quercus robur gene reserve.