FORE436-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022

Forest Tree Breeding

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 21 February 2022
End Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 6 March 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 15 May 2022


Review of tree breeding and conservation in the context of applied breeding programmes. The course connects elements of economics, quantitative genetics and tree multiplication practices for the design of tree improvemement projects and the conservation of their genetic resources.

This course provides students with an understanding of the principles of tree breeding and of tree propagation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students are expected to:
  • Have a basic understanding of population and quantitative genetics as they are applied to tree breeding;
  • identify the basic components of a tree breeding program - including breeding objectives and the concept of recurrent selection;
  • Understand the sexual and asexual options for the elopement of superior genetic material, with their respective advantages and disadvantages; and
  • Understand principles and practices of conservation of genetic resources.



FORE408 (2006-2007)


Luis Apiolaza


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Breeding Strategy Presentation 10%
Breeding Objective Report 10%
Genetic Parameters Report 10%
Breeding Strategy Report 30%
Mid-Year Exam 40%

Textbooks / Resources

There are no required texts. Recommended reading:

White, T.L., Adams, W.T. & Neale, D.B. (2007). Forest Genetics (SD 399.5.W588 f2007 - 2 copies in the Library).

Additional weekly readings (via the course Learn site) will be used for discussion during lectures.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,133.00

International fee $5,063.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Forestry .

All FORE436 Occurrences

  • FORE436-22S1 (C) Semester One 2022