The Pilier Forêt has a range of activities involved in managing the collections of forest biological resources that it distributes.

In addition to the activities of piloting the strategy, continuous improvement and management of the information systems, the Pilier Forêt manages the actual collection which is distributed over 3 geographically distant sites.

It thereby introduces forest biological resources into the collection and distributes them amongst the scientific community. It also ensures their preservation live in nurseries, or in refrigerators and freezers. Furthermore, in support of these activities at the core of the operations involved in managing the collection, the resources are also genotyped.