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David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Kathleen E. Franzreb
Associate Professor
Upland hardwood ecology and management

Groups and Facilities

(6 mentions)

Hardwood Genomics Project 
Creating genomic resources for the most important hardwood species in North America.

(3 mentions)

Forest Products 
Drying, wood composites, manufacturing and sensors.

(2 mentions)

Tree Physiology 
Physical environment impact on the growth and function of native tree species.


Tennessee Healthy Hardwoods 10 Year Anniversary Program, 4/25/2015



5 Things You Should Know about the West Tennessee AgResearch and Education Center, 8/9/2017

Five Things You Didn’t Know about the AgResearch & Education Center at Ames Plantation, 10/6/2015


(2 mentions)

Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.

(1 mention)

Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but what’s going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.

(1 mention)

Forestry Audit 
Tennessee's forests grow some of the best timber in the country. UT Extension researchers say when landowners properly manage their forests, there's a real environmental and economic benefit.


Recent Publications

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Survival, Growth, and Establishment of Planted Shortleaf Pine and Natural Hardwood Regeneration on Scarified Areas in Partially Cut Stands.  Clabo, D.C., and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2017.  Proceedings, 19th Biennial Southern Silviculture Research Conference, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA, March 14-16, 2017. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-xxx. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station., p. xxx-xxx.

Establishing Mixed Shortleaf Pine-Hardwood Stands.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2017.  Southern Regional Extension Forestry (SREF), SLPI-09, www.shortleafpine.net.

Treatments for Improving Degraded Hardwood Stands (revised).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2017.  UT Extension publication, SP 680.

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [Abstract]

Effects of wildfire in a mixed hardwood forest on the Cumberland Plateau.  Fitzgerald, B., J. M. Zobel, and M. R. Schubert.  2017.  Poster, Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries, University of Tennessee. Presented on November 16, 2017 at the Society of American Foresters National Convention, Albuquerque, NM.

Hardwood establishment on compacted mine tailings after subsoiling and native ground cover seeding.  Franklin, J. A., and M. Aldrovandi.  2017.  Proceedings of the 19th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference.

Regeneration of imperiled hardwoods in the Eastern United States.  Granger, J. J.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Improving processing and performance of pure lignin carbon fibers through hardwood and herbaceous lignin blends Hoseinaei, O., D. P. Harper, J. J. Bozell, and T. G. Rials.  2017.  International Journal of Molecular Sciences.

Geospatial Economics of the Woody Biomass Supply in Kansas – A Case Study Khaliukova, O., D. Paull, S. Lewis-Gonzales, N. André, L. E. Biles, T. M. Young, and J. H. Purdue.  2017.  BioResources, 12(1):960-980. [Abstract]

The Hardwood Genomics Project.  Staton, M. E., M. Chen, A. Almsaeed, B. Condon, J. Yu, N. Henry, J. Wegrezyn, D. Main, and S. Ficklin.  2017.  American Society for Horticultural Science Annual Meeting, Computer Applications in Horticulture ses.

Evaluating Crop Tree Enhancement of Green Ash in a West Tennessee Hardwood Bottom from the Perspective of Crown Class.  Bowers, J. L., W. K. Clatterbuck, A. E. Houston, D. D. Tyler, and J. M. Zobel.  2016.  SRS Bottomland Hardwood Research Technical Meeting, Poster --- Stoneville, MS.