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

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]

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]

Contribution of Agriculture to Haywood County, W586.  Hughes, D. W., H. E. Wright, S. Upendram, R. J. Menard, A. Smith, B. C. English, and K. L. Jensen.  2018.  University of Tennessee, Dept of Ag. & Resource Economics.

Restoring Woodlands and Savannahs in the Eastern US: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  Eastern Native Grass Symposium. [Abstract]

Vegetation and Fuel Dynamics During Woodland and Savanna Restoration in the Mid-South USA.  Keyser, P. D.  2018.  PhD Dissertation, University of Tennessee. [Abstract]

Limited effectiveness of woodland and savanna restoration as fuel treatments in oak forests of the Mid-South.  Keyser, P. D., C. Kwit, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2018.  International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Reversing Mesophication Effects on Understory Woody Vegetation in Mid-Southern Oak Forests.  Keyser, P. D., W. K. Clatterbuck, and C. Kwit.  2018.  Forest Science.

The future of wood trade and industry in Iran.  Khosravi, S., R. Maleknia, K. Adeli, R. Mohseni, and D. G. Hodges.  2018.  Iranian Wood and Paper Industry, In press.

Bark colonization of kiln-dried wood by the walnut twig beetle: Effect of wood location and pheromone presence Mayfield, A. E., J. Audley, R. Camp, B. Mudder, and A. M. Taylor.  2018.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 111:996-999.

Classifying Your Hardwood timber When Planning a Partial Harvest.  Mercker, D. C.  2018.  Alabama Treasured Forest, Vol. XXXVII. No. 2.

Registration of ‘TN11-5102’ Soybean Cultivar with High Yield and High Protein Meal Pantalone, V. R., and C. Smallwood.  2018.  Journal of Plant Registrations, 12:1-5. [Abstract]