Wood Research

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David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

Burton C. (Burt) English
Production Economics

Amy Fulcher
Associate Professor
Sustainable ornamental plants

Frank A. Hale
Horticulture, Tobacco, Insects

David P. Harper
Associate Professor
Forest products

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry

Lori D. Osburn
Greenhouse Manager
Greenhouse Manager

Tiffany Thomas
Extension Agent

Robert N. (Bob) Trigiano
Cell/tissue culture of ornamentals

Alan S. Windham

Mark T. Windham
Distinguished Professor

Timothy M. (Tim) Young
Process analytics

Kathleen E. Franzreb
Associate Professor
Upland hardwood ecology and management

Phillip Andrew Wadl
Associate Professor


Woods and Wildlife Field Day, 10/16/2015

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

Woods and Wildlife Field Day, 10/15/2014



UTRF Startup Develops Disease-Resistant Dogwoods for the Nursery Industry, 4/9/2018

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

Faculty Success Recognized at UT Research Foundation Innovation Awards, 4/23/2017

2016 Director's Awards Recipients Announced, 12/22/2016

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

Promotion and Tenure 2016, 9/29/2016

Fall 2016 Upcoming Events, 9/17/2016

Thorne and Wood Receive Directors' Award, 8/18/2016

Faculty 360 | Phillip Myer, 6/20/2016

New Ventures | Creative Agricultural Technologies, LLC, 2/25/2016


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Center for Renewable Carbon 
AgResearchers at UT are developing ways of converting renewable carbon sources from plants into fuels and other products

(1 mention)

Renewable Carbon Tree Harvest 
Trees that we harvest can become our fuel, energy, and industrial products. Finding the best materials for this purpose is part of the mission for UT's Center for Renewable Carbon.


Recent Publications

Restoration of Shortleaf Pine (Pinus echinata)-Hardwood Mixtures in Low Quality, Mixed, Upland Hardwood Stands Through Multi-Cohort Silviculture.  Clabo, D. C, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2019.  Forestry.

Tree Response to Soil Treatments on Quarry Overburden.  Franklin, J. A., and D. S. Buckley.  2019.  Proceedings of the National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Big Sky, MT., June 37, 2019. [Abstract]

Fuel Dynamics During Oak Woodland and Savanna Restoration in the Mid-South, USA.  Vander Yacht, A., P. D. Keyser, C. Kwit, M. C. Stambaugh, W. K. Clatterbuck, and D. M. Simon.  2019.  International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Reversing Mesophication Effects on Understory Woody Vegetation in Mid-Southern Oak Forests.  Vander Yacht, A., P. D. Keyser, W. K. Clatterbuck, and C. Kwit.  2019.  Forest Science.

Boxwood Blight Windham, A. S., and M. T. Windham.  2019.  UT Extension, W816.

Costing the supply chain of hardwood pulpwood forest operations.  Abbas, D., D. G. Hodges, and J. Heard.  2018.  Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering.

Negative Interactions between Tree Seedlings and Non-Native Grasses in a Restoration Setting: Getting to the Root of the Problem.  Aldrovandi, M.  2018.  M.S. Thesis. [Abstract]

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]

Evaluating on-demand irrigation systems for container-grown woody plants grown in biochar-amended pine bark.  Basiri Jahomi, N., A. Fulcher, F. R. Walker, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  HortScience, 53(12):1-6. [Abstract]

Improving water use efficiency of containerized crops using biochar and irrigation scheduling through developing precision irrigation scheduling with a physiological-based and a substrate physical properties-based system.  Basiri Jahromi, F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and N. S. Eash.  2018.  Ph.D. Dissertation. [Abstract]

Comparison of On-demand and Conventional Irrigation Regimes for 'Silver Dollar' Hydrangea Grown Outdoors in Biochar Amended Pine-bark.  Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Altland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  Southern Nursery Assocaition Re. Conf. Vol 62.. [Abstract]

Growth Response, Mineral Nutrition, and Water Utilization of Containergrown-Woody Ornamentals Grown in Biochar-amended Pine Bark Basiri Jahromi, N., F. R. Walker, A. Fulcher, J. Atland, and W. C. Wright.  2018.  HortScience, 53(3):347353. 2018. [Abstract]