News & Blog – November 2014

Ziyuan fir discovery brings new hope for one of China’s most threatened trees

Posted on by YangJiqin

Twenty-one Ziyuan fir (Abies ziyuanensis) trees have been discovered after 8 months of intensive fieldwork in Yinzhulaoshan Provincial Nature Reserve (NR), Guangxi, China. The Ziyuan fir (Abies ziyuanensis) is an Endangered tree from southern China with less than 600 individuals remaining in the wild. It is known from only three places in the world, including Yinzhulaoshan Provincial…

New trees on the IUCN Red List and the Red List of Betulaceae

Posted on by Malin Rivers

The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species sees the addition of new or updated entries of trees. More trees than ever have now been identified as threatened (, reaching 9,910 – representing 66% of all the trees listed on the IUCN Red List. The latest additions to the Red List include 128…

A Working List of Commercial Timber Tree Species

Posted on by Malin Rivers

“Which tree species are internationally traded for timber?” A simple enough question, although the answer was not as simple to come by. A list of timber species has been compiled in order to provide a composite working list of timber tree species in trade. The trade in timber products contributes billions of dollars to global…