Trees are propagated either by seeding or by cuttings. Many growers have the ambition to turn to cultivation through cuttings. The advantages are many, with cuttings you get a faster start to cultivation because it is already a small plant. Compared to seeds, cuttings, therefore, have a shorter growth period, which generally means that you can harvest faster.
Another big advantage is that you can develop better varieties because a plant propagated by cuttings becomes genetically exactly the same as the mother plant, which is not possible with seed propagation. The challenge is survival and probably the reason why not a larger proportion of trees are grown from cuttings today.
The technology for growing by cuttings is constantly evolving and there are strong drivers to improve the process. OptiBoost for cuttings is one of those technologies enabling increased sustainability and efficiency in the forest industry.
The treatment of cuttings has a majority of positive effects, including strengthening the growth, robustness, and root system of cuttings, which improves the survival of transplanting and faster growth.