The Brașov experimental forest resort was founded by Professor Alexandru Săvulescu in 1949, a year after the Faculty of Forestry and Forestry moved to the town at the foot of the Tâmpei.
Alexandru Săvulescu laid the foundations of the Braşov Experimental Forestry Station with the clairvoyance of the pragmatic forestry engineer, convinced of the socio-professional, cultural and economic conditions of Brașov, the university center located in the “geographical heart” of Romania and surrounded by an extensive, valuable and representative forest fund.
Under the careful and competent supervision of Professor Alexandru Săvulescu, the Brașov Forestry Experimentation Station took its first steps in the period 1949-1953, performing seed analyzes for the production units and collaborating, annually, with the Institute for Research and Experimentation in Forestry, approximately 10 research topics.
In 1953 the Resort is taken over by ICEF, together with its three experimental points: Sinaia, Brașov (Noua) and Sibiu, being led by engineer T. Văetuş.
A beneficial event, which marked the entire evolution of the Braşov Resort, was the taking over, in 1957, of the management of this resort by Dr. Eng. Ilarion Vlase. Both during the periods when he was head of the resort (1957-1961 and 1973-1974), and during the period when he was the head of the research team (1961-1986), Dr. Ilarion Vlase proved to be a model of conscientious work and passionate, a high-class researcher, a prominent personality in the field of forest seeds and forestry, a leader with special diplomacy, a promoter of the new, who made his decisive contribution to:
Currently, SCDEP Brașov has become an international focal center, a reliable partner and a member of prestigious professional networks. In 2021, the first one was established Laboratory of Genetics and Genomics for wild fauna species, equipped according to the latest international standards, INCDS Marin Drăcea / SCDEP Brașov being part of the international network (G-BIKE COST Action, GEOBON, Coalition for Genetic Conservation), which developed the genetic diversity monitoring indicators adopted by Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) at COP15. Within the Station, experts work who either coordinate groups of specialists from IUCN (WCPA Group of Specialists in Connectivity and Conservation) or are part of IUCN groups (SSC Group of Specialists in Genetics and Conservation), within LTER, ICP-Forests and IUFRO.