R&D project on radiata pine and maritime pine

In 2020, Sonae Arauco launched a Research & Development (R&D) project aimed at helping forest producers significantly increase their production in order to enhance forest investment, thus contributing to reversing the falling trend of pine areas in Portugal.


This pioneering project contemplates more than 200,000 seeds from 136 families of radiata pine and maritime pine from four genetic improvement programmes (Portugal, Spain, France and Chile) and aims to test the plants’ behaviour in different soil and climate conditions in Portugal.