Picea glauca

White Spruce
Weiß-Fichte
Schimmel-Fichte
witte spar

Notifier & developers

Trial locations

USA 1990-99

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Wisconsin (WI)

elsewhere

2000
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Quebec
2000
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Quebec
2001
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Quebec
2002
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Quebec
2003
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Quebec
2003
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Quebec
2004
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Quebec
2005
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Quebec
2006
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Quebec

- altered lignin for easier conversion of cellulose to ethanol
- self-digesting tree (engineering to include an enzyme that will enable the tree to begin to digest itself prior to harvest in order to more easily convert it to ethanol or other cellulose-based agrofuels)
- reduced lignin
- faster growth
- shorter and fatter trees
- insect resistance (Bt)
- disease resistance (fungi and viruses) stress resistance (drought tolerance, salt tolerance, cold tolerance, etc)
- reduced flowering
- sterility
- herbicide resistance
- higher storage of carbon
- modified wood quality (pine for sawtimber)
- phytoremediation (removing toxics from soils)