Present status of trials by species

Initiatives have focused mainly on cedars (Cedrus atlantica, C. libani), cypresses (Cupressus spp.), Mediterranean firs (Abies cephalonica), pines belonging to the Aleppo group (Pinus halepensis, P. brutia, P. eldarica) and the stone pine (Pinus pinea), while cedars and pines are the main focus of the present project. Little information is yet available on the results of comparative trials. The dissemination of scientific and technical analyses is often confined to within the individual research institute, and if results are published, they appear in publications with a limited circulation, further restricting their application.

References concerning trial results are numbered in the last column of the tables below and also given on the Select references page (with the same number in parenthesis at the end of the entry).

  • Abies cephalonica:10 trials have been set up in 2 countries -Detailed table (in french, titles in english) 
  • Cedrus spp.:77 trials have been set up in 7 countries -Detailed table (in french, titles in english) 
  • Pinus halepensis/brutia/eldarica:about 170 trials have been set up in 15 countries -Detailed table (in french, titles in english) 
  • Pinus pinaster:49 trials have been set up in 6 countries -Detailed table (in french, titles in english) 
  • Pinus nigra:22 trials have been set up in 3 countries -Detailed table (in french) 
  • Pinus pinea:28 trials have been set up in 3 countries -Detailed table (in french, titles in english) 
  • last updated:  Friday, January 22, 2010