Douglas Fir Seed Orchard Tour – 28 July 2022

Douglas Fir Seed Orchard Tour – 28 July 2022
France Douglas and FCBA are organising visits to Douglas seed orchards in the Lot department on 28 July. On the programme: history of the establishment of Douglas-fir seed orchards and presentation of their characteristics, guided tour of orchards of different varieties, progress report on the Douglas-fir genetic improvement programme Avenir.

Christian BLAZY, Mathieu LE FLOC’H and Franck MERCIER, managers of the seed orchards, will welcome you.

Schedule of visits

  • 9:30 am California orchard during its harvest 
    Place called Haute Serre, 46150 Catus
  • 12pm: Lunch in Assier
  • 14h : Visit of the Darrington orchard, then of 3 new orchards resulting from selections from the south and north of the area of origin (“coeur de l’aire”,
    “south of the area” and “elite”).

During the visits, a progress report on the Douglas Avenir genetic improvement programme will be given by Marin Chaumet, research engineer at FCBA.

Details of meeting places and registrations in the attached programme.

Registration before 25 July

Partners  : 

With the support of


France Douglas > Sabrina Pedrono

FCBA > Marin Chaumet