Breaking Wood: A Case for Commercial Tree Cloning

Published 11 Jan 2003
Reference 5159
Region Global
Summary

Technological and scientific innovation in recent years has opened many new lines of research and development in the field of cloning. Developments in agriculture and forestry have brought new approaches and methods in crop and forest production, and many more are predicted to emerge in the coming decade. This case looks specifically at developments in tree cloning, looking particularly at the commercial potential of such innovation and the issues and challenges the industry might expect to encounter going forward.

Teaching objectives

This case aims to provide a succinct overview of current developments in this rapidly developing industry sector. Including a historical industry perspective, comment on potential product development and current industry forecasts, the case raises many questions for students to consider and resolve.

Keywords
  • Forestry
  • Trees
  • Biotechnology
  • Cloning
  • Pulp
  • Timber
  • Environment
  • Technology.
    AR2003
  • RD1103
  • AR0304