Forestry-related industries add significantly to the state’s economy, and Tennessee is typically within the top five hardwood producing states in the nation. Our forests are a valuable renewable resource that not only produce timber, but also provide cleaner air, habitat for wildlife, and green spaces that we can all enjoy.
Researchers at the West Tennessee Research & Education Center work to sustain Tennessee forests by improving tree genetics and forest management standards.
Related Research Articles
- “Intra-Annual Changes in Biomass, Carbon, and Nitrogen Dynamics at 4-Year Old Switchgrass Field Trials in West Tennessee, USA”
- “Yield and Breakeven Price of ‘Alamo’ Switchgrass for Biofuels in Tennessee”
- “Effects of Prolonged Storage on Survival and Growth of Bottomland Oak Seedlings”
For Additional Resources Check Out UT Dept. of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries
Current UT Research Projects at WTREC are…
- Genetically improving bald cypress seed
- Providing information on the effect of seedling size on survival after planting
- Setting culling standards