National List of Varieties and Provenances of Trees

National List of Varieties and Provenances of Trees

The National List of Varieties and Provenances of Trees is a tool for the development of forests, landscaping and public green spaces.

It comprises a comprehensive and up-to-date list of recommended provenances and varieties to be planted in the Netherlands. The list contains a plethora of information for terrain managers, consultancy firms, landscape contractors and anyone involved in the planting of new trees and shrubs.

The most recent version is available on the Dutch website indicated below.

List for provenance choice

It is important to choose the right plant material in the right place as the growth of trees and shrubs is a long-term process. Using the right provenance is crucial as this will indicate in which place (stand) the seeds were harvested and determine the genetic quality of the plant material.

CGN resource data

The National List of Varieties and Provenances of Trees falls under the responsibility of the Board for Plant Varieties. Scientists from the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) constantly update the list. In addition to seed sources selected for growth capacity and wood quality, there is a specific focus on indigenous trees and shrubs in order to maintain the unique biodiversity of the Netherlands.