Tree Genes Initiative REPORT 2018: Securing our Future Forests by Enhancing Technology, Capacity, and Speed
The first TGI report, published in 2015, identified eight critical gaps slowing the transfer of stress-adapted trees from upstream research to forest owners and managers. The gaps fell into three categories: Innovation, Policy, and Markets. TGI members identified tree breeding, communication, and fiber security as the most critical areas within these categories needing more in-depth investigation. This report is the summary of that work and delves into these issues in more detail, provides recommendations, and considers how emerging technologies might help overcoming these obstacles. An integrated approach to address these issues is needed to be fully successful.