Tree species selection


Short document providing links to decision support tools and information to help with planning tree planting projects - matching the right tree to the right place for the right purpose.


Date: May 2023 Version: v1.1

Owner: Various

Contact: Steve J Wakelin (compiler, Scion)


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Dataset attributes

Spatial extent National
Spatial resolution
Temporal extent
Temporal resolution
Evaluation method (Validation)
Evaluation result (Numeric)
Evaluation result (Categorical)
Uncertainty method
Uncertainty data format (Numeric)
Uncertainty data format (Categorical)



Compilation of links to existing information that can assist with tree species selection.


Fitness for purpose / limitations

This table indicates whether the dataset is suitable for different types of questions at different scales.

Note: Users should carefully consider their purpose as this dataset may not be suitable.

Operational Absolute Relative Screening/scoping
Block/farm No No Yes Yes
Multi-farms(5+) No No Yes Yes
Catchment No No Yes Yes
National/regional No No Yes Yes
Caveat(s) Information linked mainly concerns the strengths, weaknesses and site requirements of different tree species, rather than quantifying exxpected yields or economic returns. Therefore intended purpose is screening and relative species performance rather than generating absolute pland use impact measures for operational planning.

Data and Resources