Seeing is Believing with ArborGen Advanced Genetics

This is a Varietal stand of AGV 124 in its 5th growing season on Hall Timberlands in eastern Mississippi, Northeastern Clark County, with David Hall. The trees are over 25 feet tall with a dbh of five inches.  With this increase in growth because of ArborGen’s advanced genetics, Mr. Hall expects to thin the stand […]

ArborGen Breakthrough in Rust Resistance with Genomics

Fusiform rust caused by Cronartium quercuum (Berk.) Miyabe ex Shirai f.sp. fusiforme is an economically significant disease causing more than $20 million dollars in damage to plantations of Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda, L.) each year (Cubbage et al., 2000). It is perhaps the most important disease to consider when making a decision of what type […]

Our MCP® Process from the Air

ArborGen Mass Control Pollinated (MCP®) seedlings are the result of more than 50 years of forest genetics research and the screening of more than 5,000 parent trees of Loblolly Pine. From these 5,000 parents, ArborGen uses only the top 30 crosses among the best of these families, or the top one percent. MCP Elite parents are carefully […]

Higher Genetics Selling Out Fast. Order yours now.

  We can’t produce higher genetics fast enough to satisfy the growing demand, and even though we are growing more of these seedlings every year, our Mass Controlled Pollinated (MCP®) and Varietals are nearly 90% sold out for the coming planting season. Higher genetic seedlings have proved their value, and forest landowners are moving rapidly toward a new […]

Your Voice Counts. Find out how you can be heard.

Calling All Private Forest Landowners: Your Voice Counts! Did you know that because of the personal and individual comments from private landowners there is now a proposed 4(d) rule that will exempt forest management practices from the regulations surrounding the protection of the Northern Long-eared Bat? Without a 4(d) ruling, many practices related to forest management and […]

ArborGen Donates 10,000 Trees to Green Forests Work

Green Forests Work (GFW) was formed to re-establish healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia that have previously been reclaimed as pastureland or fish and wildlife habitat but not as the forests that originally grew in those locations. There are an estimated ¾ million acres of non-forested, unused post-bond release mined lands that […]

ArborGen Hosts Chinese Delegation

  Last month, ArborGen hosted a delegation from China for a tour and meetings to continue discussions on establishing a nursery operational business to product elite Pine seedlings in Jiangxi, China. The Jiangxi delegation included members of the Chinese government as well as the forestry industry. They toured ArborGen’s headquarters in Ridgeville as well as […]