International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, 2003
These Technical Guidelines are intended to assist those who cherish the valuable oriental sweet
gum genepool and its inheritance, through conserving valuable seed sources or use in practical
forestry. The focus is on conserving the genetic diversity of the species at the European scale.
The recommendations provided in this module should be regarded as a commonly agreed basis
to be complemented and further developed in local, national or regional conditions. The
Guidelines are based on the available knowledge of the species and on widely accepted
methods for the conservation of forest genetic resources.