34% of conifers are globally threatened with extinction according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. A Global Survey of Ex situ Conifer Collections provides an analysis of how well represented threatened conifers are in botanic garden and arboreta collections around the world and highlights priority taxa for conservation action. The analysis found that,…
We aim to provide relevant resources for anybody with an interest in tree conservation, from non-specialists looking for basic guidance, to experts in need of up-to-date information to support their projects.
In this section you can find practical guides for non-specialists, scientific papers and up-to-date information on the conservation status and distribution of hundreds of the world’s threatened tree species.
We also provide suggested links to some of our favourite tree conservation websites and a list of recommended reading.
A selection of references and online resources that may be of interest to anybody wanting to know more about threatened trees and their conservation.
Practical guidance on how to determine presence, distribution and/or population size of target threatened species within an area of interest.
How to collect voucher speciems to help aid plant identification.
Coming soon: Guidance on how to write a monitoring plan
Coming soon: Guidance on how to plan, install and manage a nursery to grow trees for restoration
Practical guidance on how to on how to safely collect high quality seed from rare or threatened species in order to aid their conservation in the wild.
Practical guidance on seed extraction, assessing seed viability, seed storage and pre-treatment of seeds for germination.
Practical guidance on germination and seedling care for trees
Coming soon: Guidance on carrying out germination experiments
This action plan provides specific recommendations for priority action including further survey work, in and ex situ conservation, regional and international research partnerships and networking, and enhanced public outreach.
Our advocacy document – outlining an argument for tree species conservation.
Published in 2013, this document provides guidance on the factors that influence tree species vulnerability to climate change and summariss potential adaptation options.