Canadian Forest Service Publications

Butternut conservation: planning for the future. 2015. Beardmore, T. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service - Atlantic Forestry Centre, Fredericton, NB. Pamphlet.

Year: 2015

Available from: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36888

Language: English / French

CFS Availability: PDF (download)

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This pamphlet outlines a butternut recovery strategy that was developed for butternut in Canada. Butternut is a native tree species of central and eastern North America that is under serious threat from an introduced fungal disease. In 2005, butternut was listed as “Endangered” under the Species at Risk Act (SARA) in Canada. A recovery strategy is presently underway, which involves collecting butternut seeds and the cryopreservation of butternut embryos in liquid nitrogen (-196 C). The cryopreserved material will be available to help with future SARA butternut recovery strategies and may save this environmentally important tree species.

Also available under the title:
Conservation du noyer cendré: planifier pour l'avenir (French / English)