Welcome to the UKFGR web site

The UK Forest Genetic Resources Group is a cross-institutional partnership working to understand, conserve and utilise the diverse and unique FGR of the UK. On this website you will find our strategy and workshop documents alongside an interactive map of the UK’s network of forest genetic trials, genetic conservation units and ex-situ collections (coming soon).

Aims and scope

The primary purposes of the interactive map are to (1) house the network of genetic trials, seed orchards and archives of the main commercial broadleaved species, genetic conservation units from the EUFORGEN programme and ex-situ collections made during the National Tree Seed Project, run by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (coming soon), (2) provide a permanent site for the safe storage of data collected from the genetic trials, (3) encourage data sharing among institutions to multiply its value and fostering dissemination of results and (4) facilitate information exchange and the implementation of common validated protocols for the installation and measurement of forest genetic trials.

How to obtain data

Datasets that are available are listed for each trial. You can obtain data by writing to the researcher responsible for managing the trial in question or contacting Future Trees Trust (research@futuretrees.org)

How to participate

If you manage or own a site conserving or utilising UK FGR it would be great to hear from you. Researchers or institutions interested in engaging with or contributing to the network are invited to contact Future Trees Trust (research@futuretrees.org)

The UK Forest Genetic Resources Group is a partnership between Future Trees Trust, Forest Research, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Woodland Trust and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Please see the Documents tab for our strategy and workshop reports. This website and the interactive map are coordinated by Future Trees Trust.