About Us-Department of Forest Biology and Tree Improvement


  • Inventory, breeding and improvement of industrial wood genetic resources amenable for high yielding with superior wood quality in short rotationBreeding and improvement of natural dye yielding tree species
  • Development of superior genotypes (varieties) in tree species through conventional breeding and classical biotechnological approaches
  • Establishment of seed orchard for quality seed and seedling production
  • Inventory of rare, endangered and threatened species and developing strategies for their conservation
  • Development of gene bank for ex situ conservation and sustainable utilization


  • To develop high yielding varieties with short rotation towards meeting the domestic and industrial demand for forest products.