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Nicklos Dudley instructed a two-day class on four islands. Among the subjects in the class outline are: identifying high quality trees; finding and collecting good seed; harvesting from superior tree sources; tree genetics; and seed handling, storing, tracking, and identification.
The second day was spent in the field. While Acacia koa was the focus of this class, the principles of selection and seed collection are common to most forest trees.


Nicklos Dudley
Hawai’i Agriculture Research Center
99-193 ‘Aiea Heights Drive #300
‘Aiea, HI 96701
phone: 808-486-5334
fax: 808-486-5020

Course Materials

Appendix B: Guidelines for Selecting Superior Trees (PDF)

Ground Covers for Hawaiian Forests (PDF)
Author, Joseph deFrank

Introduction to Tree Seed Propagation (PDF)

Low-Intensity Tree Breeding
Lindgren, D. Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SE-901 83, Umea, Sweden;

Outline of Tree Improvement Program (PDF)
Seed Technology for Forestry in Hawaii
J.B. Friday, Department of Agronomy and Soil Science
U.H. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
January 2000

Tree Improvement Topics (PDF)

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