Tree Research


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Personnel

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

David S Buckley
Professor
Forest ecology and silviculture

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

David W. Lockwood
Professor
Tree fruits and nuts

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Susan Lynne (Sue) Hamilton
Director and Associate Professor

Events

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

 

News

UTIA Research Presence Expands in Belize, 7/5/2018

AgResearch Faculty and Staff Presented with Awards at 2017 UTIA Luncheon, 11/8/2017

Promotion and Tenure 2017, 10/16/2017

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

Faculty 360 | Avat Shekoofa, 4/10/2017

Fire at the Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, 1/11/2017

Taking a Next Step Toward a Biobased Economy, 11/7/2016

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Our Fondest Memories: Our Tribute to John Hodges, 7/24/2016

Video


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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.



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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.



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


 

Recent Publications

Using groundcover to Outcompete Tall Fescue (Festuca arundinacea ) without outcompeting tree seedlings on a legacy mine site.  Aldrovandi, M., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

The Influence Herbaceous Vegetation on Ectomycorrhizal Root Colonization and Nutrient Uptake.  Bauman, J., and J. A. Franklin.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

Behavioral responses of Pityophthorus juglandis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) to volatiles of black walnut and Geosmithia morbida, the causal agent of thousand cankers disease Blood, B, W. E. Klingeman, M. Paschen, D. Hadziabdic, J. Couture, and M. Ginzel.  2018.  Environmental Entomology, (x) 1-10. [Abstract]

Hickory and Oak Growth Over 10 Years in Response to Initial Fertilization.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2018.  Proceedings of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, St. Louis, MO, June 3-7, 2018. [Abstract]

A novel molecular toolkit for rapid detection of the pathogen and primary vector of thousand cankers disease Oren, E, W. E. Klingeman, R. Gazis, J. K. Moulton, P. L. Lambdin, M. Coggeshall, J. Hulcr, S. Seybold, and D. Hadziabdic.  2018.  PlosOne, 13(1): e0185087. [Abstract]

The Health of Trees in Bioretention: A Survey and Analysis of Influential Variables.  Tirpak, A., J. M. Hathaway, J. A. Franklin, and A. Khojandi.  2018.  Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment. [Abstract]

Dogwood anthracnose: the story continues Trigiano, R. N., D. Hadziabdic, K. Mantooth, M. T. Windham, B. H. Ownley, M. E. Staton, S. Miller, and N. Zhang.  2018.  Acta Horticulturae, 1191: 77-82. [Abstract]

Walnut Twig Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Colonization of Eastern Black Walnut Nursery Trees Audley, J., W. E. Klingeman, A. Mayfield, S. Myers, and A. M. Taylor.  2017.  Journal of Insect Science, 17(3)70;1-9.

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]

Thousand Cankers Disease: Virulence of Geosmithia morbida isolates and potential alternative vectors of the fungus.  Chahal, Karandeep  2017.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

Cows and Trees in New Mexico: Using Cattle Behavior to Inform Piņon Juniper Woodland Management.  Cibils, A. F., C. Black-Rubio, R. L. Wesley, V. J. Prileson, M. N. Sawalhah, R. Endecott, J. T. Mulliniks, M. K. Petersen, S. H. Cox, and R. Dunlap.  2017.  Society of American Foresters.

Tree Health after the 2016 Drought.  Clatterbuck, W. K.  2017.  Tennessee Greentimes, Tennessee Greentimes 18(2): 13-15.