Technology Platform

The Leading Commercialiser of Advanced Forestry Genetics -

  • ArborGen’s proprietary technology platform enables it to be the only commercial seedling company with products spanning the broad technology spectrum. It sells conventional seedling products developed using traditional plant breeding methods, as well as proprietary next-generation seedling products developed using advanced plant breeding technologies (including genomics) and clonal propagation.
  • The Company’s next-generation products are designed to enhance customers’ financial returns by improving the growth rates, yields, log quality, stress-tolerance, uniformity and processing efficiency of trees, that enable it to create and capture greater value than with conventional products.

US Loblolly Pine Next Generation Products Value Up-lift

 US Loblolly Pine Next Generation Products Value Up-lift


  • ArborGen’s product development pipeline includes improved versions of these next-generation seedling products as well as transgenic seedling products, which are seedling products with specific genes introduced to enhance targeted traits. Other than certain eucalyptus products in Brazil, which will use transgenic techniques, none of its products on the market today or under development require any regulatory review or approval.
  • ArborGen believes it has the broadest portfolio of intellectual property in its industry, as well as the largest and most diverse repositories of germplasm, encompassing more than 40 commercial tree species and hybrids.
  • The Company operates an extensive field trial system, with ~1 million trees measured and analysed each year.
  • It is using genomics technology in pine, and its biotechnology capabilities in eucalyptus, to further accelerate and enhance its tree improvement programs.
  • Its technology platform combines the on-going efforts of its product development and research teams, drawing upon 100+ years in the aggregate of tree improvement research programmes contributed from its original founding shareholders International Paper, WestRock (previously MeadWestvaco) and Fletcher Challenge (now Rubicon).


ArborGen - The Reforestation Advantage