The foundation of the institute its activities traditionally are connected with the boreal forests. Over the years, outstanding scientists of Russian forests worked for the institute. Such as academician V.N. Sukachev, professors M.E. Tkachenko, V.V. Guman, A.D. Oaks, N.V. Tretyakov, L.F. Pravdin, N.E. Dekatov, associates V.G. Kapper, P.P.
Serebrennikov. Z.Y. Solntsev and others.
Great contribution to the creation of the institute, as a scientific team, and the creation of its experimental database made professor M.E. Tkachenko, associate professor F.I. Terekhov, academician Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences professor D.P. Stoliarov.