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UK National Tree Seed Project

Start date: 05/01/2013 > Completion date: 03/31/2018

General information about the project/initiative

Name of the Project/Initiative: UK National Tree Seed Project
Acronym: UKNTSP

General information about the organisation

Name: Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
City: Haywards Heath
Post Code: RH17 6TN
Country: UK

Contact details of the person responsible for the project/initiative:

Name: Clare Trivedi
Phone number: 01444 894121

Description of the project/initiative

Domains covered by the project/initiative:

  • Forest genetic resources (FGR)

Number of partners: 10
Scope of the project: National
Initial motivation for starting the project/initiative: To provide multi-provenance seed collections of the UK woody flora as a resource for research into challenges facing woodland conservation – e.g pests and disease, climate change.

Actions which describe the project – Actions are ranked from 1 to 10

Managing genetic resources (collecting, conserving, maintaining, regenerating, optimising composition, etc.) 1
Managing information (databasing, interfacing, etc.) 2
Building capacity (involving GR collection managers) 4
Scientific research (analysing diversity, finding traits, etc.) 3
Raising public awareness (aiming at the general public) 5

Budget and funding

Overall budget of the project/initiative (in Euros): 1,000,000
Private: 100%

Expected outcomes and communication


Increase knowledge X
Improve/conserve genetic resource materials X
Scientific community X
Genetic resources conservation community X


those undertaking landscape scale planting

Project/initiative to lead to the initiation of further projects/initiatives

– This first phase will lead to a second phase of collecting. Also there will be spin off projects involving use of collections for research and conservation

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