Västerhus seed orchard

·         Slideshow about the Västerhus seed orchard and related projects till 2009.

·         Slideshow presented May 2012 in conference by Ulfstand Wennström et al___

·         Slideshow presented Nov 2013 at departmental seminar by Tomas Funda____

·         Map of Västerhus seed orchard (for identification of sample tree environment)

·         Article about the Västerhus seed orchard by Fries et al 2008

·         Dag Lindgren general seed orchard site

·         Noteringar om Dag Lindgrens farfar (paternal grandfather), who was born close to Västerhus and so his ancestors tracking four generations back!..

·         A thinning and pruning trial at Västerhus (some year old plan)

·         Thinning and pruning trial at Västerhus evaluations___

·         Pollen- och kottförekomst i Västerhus 2009

·         Clone list Västerhus

·         Populär artikel om fröplantager notera att Västerhus är vinjettbild!

·         Presentations in Madrid 2008 where Västerhus is used as an example in some presentations

Recent publications based on material from Västerhus:
Fries A, Lindgren D & Andersson B 2008. The Swedish Scots Pine Seed Orchard Västerhus. In Lindgren D (editor) Proceedings of a Seed Orchard Conference, Umeå, Sweden, 26-28 September 2007. p 70-77.
The institutional page of Xiao-Ru Wang including a list of papers which includes many of the mentioned and sometimes offer download capacity.

Torimaru, T., Wennström, U., Andersson, B., Almqvist, C., and Wang, X.-R. 2013. Reduction of pollen contamination in Scots pine seed orchard crop by tent isolation. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research in press DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2013.838298

Torimaru T, Wennström U, Lindgren D, Wang XR 2012   Effects of male fecundity, interindividual distance and anisotropic pollen dispersal on mating success in a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) seed orchard  Heredity: 2012 108(3): 312-321
Torimaru T, Wang X-R, Fries A, Andersson B, Lindgren D 2009
Evaluation of pollen contamination in an advanced Scots pine seed orchard in Sweden
Silvae Genetica: 2009 58:262-269
Wang X-R, Torimaru T, Lindgren D, Fries A 2010
Marker-based parentage analysis facilitates low input "breeding without breeding" strategies for forest trees
Tree Genetics & Genomes: 2010 6:227-235
Fries, A., Torimaru, T., Wang, X., Andersson, B. & Lindgren, D. 2009. Pollination patterns in Scots pine seed orchards. Korea Forest Research Institute (editor) 2009. Seed orchards and the link to long-term breeding in response to climate change. Abstracts from a meeting of IUFRO WP 2.09.01 at Jeju, Korea, 8-11 September 2009 p.8-9.

Lindgren D & Wang X. Advanced generations “breeding without breeding” with only forests and combined seed orchards/breeding populations.  Korea Forest Research Institute (editor) 2009. Seed orchards and the link to long-term breeding in response to climate change. Abstracts from a meeting of IUFRO WP 2.09.01 at Jeju, Korea, 8-11 September 2009 pp 4-5

The Västerhus clones are assigned to persons who god-father the clones, a link to that page here

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Ola Rosvall left his position at Skogforsk (but keep on with much of what he has done) at end of 2011. As a gift he got signatures on a board made from a surplus tree of his dedicated clone from Västerhus. So we keep some link with the past here! He is now consultant.

 

 

Much of the work with pines in Västerhus was done with a Japanese postdoc, Takeshi Torimaru, who left Umeå at end of Mars 2009, but made a short revisit. He was rewarded “Dag Lindgrens award for talented forest geneticists” (20 000 SEK) at 130930 and will receive the award 121206. One reason was to mark the inauguration of the “Dag Lindgren” seed orchard which is genetically connected to Västerhus and may partly replace it.

Description of background and tentproject at Västerhus from Xiao-Ru Wang

I tried, but failed, to get a project with single clone harvests for a half-sib family forestry. Application for half sib forestry 2009

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