The 2014 Open4st aspen tree breeding project produced 25 crosses to develop genotypes that are more native with good rooting, figured wood and are adaptable to upland sites. These families represent 8 different females (11 CAG204), 12 different males (6 CAG177), 2 P. alba and 22 hybrid aspen families producing over 2,000 seedling transplants.
* Eight families had a single aspen species mated to the CAG sibling parents CAG204 and CAG177 to test for dominate aspen characteristics and select for good rooters and useful double hybrid re-combinations.
* Five families have figured wood parents that could provide selections with high figure for veneer and finished lumber markets.
* One parent, 9AG105 was bisexual and was mated to the CAG sibling parents CAG204 and CAG177 to test for parental combinations.
* One native small tooth aspen (P. tremuloides) and five different native big tooth aspens (P. grandidentata) were mated to the sibling CAG parents CAG204 and CAG177. A P. smithii (small tooth x big tooth) was also mated to CAG204. The progeny is expected to have dominate aspen characteristics with some good rooting selections.
* Three new CAG families were produced to provide future options for double hybrid matings.
Below is a link to our 2014 nursery that includes these seedlings.#geneticsresearch #genetics #PlantBreeding #Trees #forestry #TreePlanting #Open4st #FiguredWood