Genetic improvement of tree seed

The ATSC stocks wild seed and a range of genetically-improved seedlots of commercially important eucalypt, acacia and other species. This seed is harvested from clonal seed orchards, seedling seed orchards or seed production areas managed by CSIRO and its partners in Australia and overseas.

  • Acacia crassicarpa seed production area

    The Acacia crassicarpa seed production area located in north Queensland produces improved seed and serves as part of a base population for breeding.

  • Acacia mangium seed orchards

    The seedling seed orchards of Acacia mangium located in north Queensland produce improved seed and serve as a part of a base population for breeding.

  • Corymbia maculata seedling and clonal seed orchards

    The seedling and clonal seed orchards of Corymbia maculata located at Deniliquin and Corowa, New South Wales, Australia produce improved seed and serve as part of a base population for breeding.

  • Eucalyptus benthamii seed orchards

    The seedling seed orchards of Eucalyptus benthamii located in Deniliquin, New South Wales and Kowen, ACT produce improved seed, utilising selected families from natural populations. They also serve as part of a base population for breeding.

  • Eucalyptus cladocalyx seed orchards

    The seedling seed orchards of Eucalyptus cladocalyx (Sugar Gum) are located at Corowa, New South Wales, and Benalla, Victoria. They produce improved seeds and serve as part of a base population for breeding.

  • Eucalyptus dunnii clonal and seedling seed orchards

    The ATSC manages four Eucalyptus dunnii seed orchards located in Deniliquin and Corowa New South Wales, Australia to produce improved seed and to serve as a base population for breeding.

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