Thursday, July 20, 2017

About Genetic Improvement

ArborAmerica’s fine hardwood trees are the result of a long term breeding program. Our cultivars have been tested to be genetically superior in terms of fast growth rate and straightness. Our Research Director and breeder is Dr. Walter Beineke, who started his groundbreaking work on black walnut genetic improvement more than 40 years ago, and who is still leading our efforts in the genetic improvement of black walnut, black cherry, and white oak.

 

Our best selections have been patented in the United Stated, based on their DNA fingerprinting. This allows us to protect our intellectual property, and the rights of our investors in a powerful and reliable way.

 

Clonal propagation assures that the trees that are planted in the field will show these enhanced characteristics. We also produce hundreds of thousands of nuts each year from our patented varieties, which gives our the unique opportunity of producing seedling for big scale plantations of last generation black walnut.

Patents

Our best black walnut selections have been patented in the United Stated, based on their DNA fingerprinting. This allows us to protect our intellectual property, and the rights of our investors, in a powerful and reliable way. We have also patented our best black cherry and white oak selections.

ArborAmerica holds the following US plant patents over its best varieties. All these cultivar show enhanced growth rates and form:

Black Cherry

   White Oak 

 

Ongoing Breeding

Our breeding program for fine hardwood trees is an ongoing project and we have established several new progeny tests and clone banks in the last few years. All these efforts are coordinated by Dr. Walter Beineke. These research plantations will provide the next generation of improved genetics, extending the genetic gain obtained so far with our patented varieties.

 

Currently, we are cultivating over 10,000 trees in five different new progeny tests that started in the year 2001. Some selections, such as our black cherry CH21, our white oak WOxx and several black walnuts have already been made. Our intensive cultivation techniques allow us to obtain results at a faster rate than with traditional methods. This way, our pipeline of new genetically improved cultivars will not run dry in the years to come.

 


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  • BEINEKE 1
    (US Patent No. PP15,079)
  • BEINEKE 2
    (US Patent No. PP15,283)
  • BEINEKE 3
    (US Patent No. PP15,284)
  • BEINEKE 4
    (US Patent No. PP14,777)
  • BEINEKE 5
    (US Patent No. PP14,829)
  • BEINEKE 6
    (US Patent No. PP15,978)
  • BEINEKE 7
    (US Patent No. PP15,238)
  • BEINEKE 8
    (US Patent No. PP15,792)
  • BEINEKE 9
    (US Patent No. PP15,728)
  • BEINEKE 10
    (US Patent No. PP14,839)
  • BEINEKE 11
    (US Patent No. PP17,507)
  • BEINEKE 12
    (US Patent No. PP17,125)
  • BEINEKE 13
    (US Patent No. PP17,124)
  • BEINEKE 14
    (US Patent No. PP17,538)

7852 West 200 South | West Point, Indiana 47992                             
tel. 765 572 1212  |   fax. 765 572 1222

Our Mission

Arbor America is devoted to the development of genetically superior, intensively cultivated, fine hardwood plantings that are offered as a long term investment opportunity.


Arbor America
Phone: 765 572 1212
Fax: 765 572 1222
7852 West 200 South
West Point, IN 47992

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