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David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

David W. Lockwood
Tree fruits and nuts

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry


Cotton Focus Held at DoubleTree Hotel, 2/12/2015

Competitive interactions between trees and herbaceous plants, 1/30/2013



Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, 11/3/2016

Science Forum to Look at New Vision for Trees on Campus, 9/9/2015

Trees Prepare for Their Annual Fashion Show, 9/23/2014

Groves of ash trees lost to beetles, 6/2/2014

Scott Schlarbaum Talks about Tree Bugs, 5/28/2014

Fast-growing trees may yield high returns for biorefineries, 4/9/2014

UT Institute of Agriculture Grows State Christmas Tree on AgResearch Land, 11/23/2013

UT Gardens and KUB Partner on Right Tree, Right Place Demonstration, 12/11/2012

AgResearch Forest Recertified as American Tree Farm Site, 9/27/2012


1 mention

Beetle Tents 
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.

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.

1 mention

Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.


Recent Publications

Assessing relationships between tree diameter and long-term persistence of imidacloprid and olefin to optimize imidacloprid treatments on eastern hemlock. 3 Benton, E.P., J. F. Grant, R. Cowles, R. J. Webster, R. J. Nichols, A. Lagalante, and C. Coots.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 70: 12-21.

Crop Tree Enhancement of Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in a West Tennessee Hardwood Bottom.  Bowers, John Luke  2016.  M.S. Thesis.

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

Year 2- Tricolored bat roost tree and cave hibernacula management in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Carpenter, G. M., E. V. Willcox, and R. F. Bernard.  2016.  National Park Service White-nose Syndrome Report FY 2016.

Predicting and correlating the strength properties of wood composite process parameters by use of boosted regression tree models.  Carty, D., T. M. Young, F. M. Guess, and A. Petutschnigg.  2016.  4th Stochastic Modeling Techniques and Data Analysis International Conference (SMTDA2016) 1 4 June.

Chromatographic fractionation and molecular mass characterization of Cercidium praecox (Brea) gum Castel, V., S. Zivanovic, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, L. G. Santiago, A. C. Rubiolo, C. R. Carrara, and F. M. Harte.  2016.  Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture.

The evolution of reproductive strategies in tachinid parasitoids Cerretti, P., J. E. O'Hara, J. K. Moulton, J. Blaschke, and J. Stireman.  2016.  Proceedings: The XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, September 25-30.

Establishment of American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) bred for blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance: influence of breeding and nursery grading Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, and F. V. Hebard.  2016.  New Forests, 47(2): 243-270.

The Potential of Using Coppice Growth as Training Trees in Plantations for the Production of High-Quality Oak Boles.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  Proceedings, 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, March 3-5, 2015. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 473-477.

Drought Influence on Trees; Forest Opening Size; Thinning Even-Aged Hardwood Stands (3 articles).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  FWF Extension Update.

Top Ten Family Forest Issues for 2016; Tree-of-Heaven Continues to Spread in Tennessee; Plant or Manage Correct Species for Appropriate Forest Site; The Optimum Number of Trees Per Acre or Stand Stocking (4 articles).  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2016.  FWF Extension Update.

Assessing multimetric aspects of sustainability: Application to a bioenergy crop production system in East Tennessee.  E.S. Parish, V. Dale, B. C. English, s. Jackson, and D. D. Tyler.  2016.  Ecoshere, 7(2):e01206. 10.1002/ecs2.1206.