There is a variety of Institute's achievements such as: biotechnology, establishment of seed orchards, forest-seed zoning of tree species.

The long-term (over 20 years) in vitro storage method has been developed by the Institute

and can be used for the collection of valuable genotypes of deciduous tree species for example birch, poplar, aspen, willow and so on. The method has made it possible to preserve the economic and genetic value of plants. Genetics bank of deciduous tree species is created, is being added to and updated regularly, it is ready for quick replication as and when needed.

Micropropagation techniques for 40-year-old trees of specific form of Karelian birch with patterned wood have been developed, the author of which has received an author's certificate. These techniques allow to produce genetically valuable planting material, which has been successfully produced over the years.

Some process regulations of micropropagation of aspen biotypes have been developed and approved. The regulations have been approbated on 13 different fast-growing and rot-resistant forms, hybrids and clones of aspen with high quality of the trunks. A large number of advantages of micropropagation over traditional plant propagation techniques have been proven by long-term field-testing of the clones. For example: micropropagation can be used all the year to produce thousands of valuable genotypes of birch. It can have an extraordinarily high fecundity rate, producing about 500 thousands of propagules from one

birch tree per year. A greater number of high quality planting material can be produced in a short period of time. And probably the main advantage of micropropagation is the production of plants that are clones of each other. In general in vitro techniques aim to obtain fine wood in volume in a very short time.

In the institute there is a blueprint for a revised version of national standard developed by the Institute staff members. There is a draft of The creation of permanent Scots pine seed base program in the Central Chernozem Region of Russia until 2020 prepared by the staff members.

During the past year as a part of state forest resource located in Voronezh, Kursk, Tambov, Lipetsk, Kirov and Novosibirsk oblasts there has been created a variety of experimentation facilities which have become subject of the unified genetic-breeding complex.

There are also all types of achievements in the business of forest tree seed division into districts. The Institute has 40 years of experience in using forest seeds from 52 districts of Russia, CIS states and former Soviet republics, all of the seeds coming from regions with different climatic parameters. This experience allows us to recommend the best seeds for specific conditions and regions according to the survival index.