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Caroline Narayan

Today, the range of tree species and cultivars exceeds 6000 in Europe. One problem in defining how many species and cultivars there are is that the term tree is a vague one. However, in the Global Forest Resources Assessment a tree is defined as: a woody perennial with a single main stem, or in the case of coppice with several stems, having a more or less definite crown. The definition includes bamboos, palms, and other woody plants meeting the above criterion. (FAO 2001. Global Forest Resources Assessment FRA 2000 – Main report).

European tree flora is diverse and rich thanks to the combination of a wide range of ecological and climatic conditions. Throughout the centuries, many exotic tree species have been introduced into silviculture and horticulture. Some exotic tree species are widely cultivated.

This section contains sources of information of variable type about tree species grown in Europe. Sources of information include: images, models, descriptions of endangered species, and species related research.


27 records found in EUROFOREST Portal

  1. ARKive - Images of life on Earth
  2. Belgische Soortenlijst
    • Belgian Species List; Espèces de Belgique
  3. BGflora.net - Българската флора онлайн
    • BGflora.net - Bulgarian flora online
  4. British Ash Tree Genome Project
  5. British Trees Website
  6. Centro de Investigación y Documentación del Eucalipto en Europa (CIDEU)
    • Eucalyptus Research and Documentation Center in Europe
  7. Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
    • Convention sur le commerce international des espèces de faune et de flore sauvages menacées d'extinction; Convención sobre el Comercio Internacional de Especies Amenazadas de Fauna y Flora Silvestr
  8. EFDAC - European Forest Data Center
  9. EUFGIS portal
  10. European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN)
  11. Fenologia - vuoden kiertokulku metsässä
    • Phenological observations [Finland]
  12. GENFORED - La red nacional de ensayos genéticos forestales
    • GENFORED - National network of forest genetic trials [Spain]
  13. GEO Data Portal
    • Portail de données GEO
  14. GRIIS - Global Register of Introduced and Invasive Species
  15. Hungarobinia
  16. IUCN - The International Union for Conservation of Nature
  17. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
  18. IUCN Species Programme
  19. Metla Metinfo
  20. National Biodiversity Network Gateway [UK]

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