Hickory Research

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Mine Reclamation 
We get half our electricity from coal, but getting to coal underground sometimes means we have to cut down trees. UTIA researchers are working to bring new vegetation to former mining sites.


Recent Publications

The effect of application method on hickory smoke aroma in dry dog food.  Burns, S., and C. R. Luckett.  2018.  Industry research project report.

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]

Assessing anthropogenic and natural disturbances: Vegetational response to similarly aged clearcut and tornado disturbances in an East Tennessee oak-hickory forest.  McGrath, J.C., and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2013.  Proceedings, 15th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Hot Springs, AR, November 18-20, 2009. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-175. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 81-90.

Identifying Hickory and walnut Trees Native to Tennessee (using brief recognizable features).  Mercker, D. C., K. Kuers, D. S. Buckley, and B. M. Ostby.  2013.  Extension Bulletin, PB1810. The University of Tennessee Extension.

Initial transpiration and growth of native hardwood seedlings planted on steep reclaimed minesites.  Klobucar, A., Aubuchon, E., J. A. Franklin, and D. S. Buckley.  2011.  National Meeting of the American Society of Mining and Reclamation, Bismarck, ND Reclamation: Sciences Leading to Success June 11 - 16, 2011. R.I. Barnhisel (Ed.) Published by ASMR, 3134 Montavesta Rd., Lexington, KY 40502. [Abstract]

Many Changing Faces of the Hickory Horned Devil Vail, K. M., J. E. Maples, P. Barnwell, J. Chandler, and D. Eslinger.  2009.  What’s Happening? Entomology and Plant Pathology Newsletter, E&PP Info #60, Volume 25, Issue 18 September 18, 2009.

Hickory Corner Dairy Site Specific Nutrient Managment Plan.  Hawkins, S. A., and M. Heiskell.  2008.  Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, General CAFO Permit TNA000006.

Vegetative Response to Tornado Disturbance and Subsequent Salvage Logging in an East Tennessee Oak-Hickory Forest; 14 Years Post-Disturbance. .  McGrath, Jonathan  2008.  M.S. Thesis.

Effects of thinning to increase stand structural complexity on priority songbirds in upland oak-hickory forest.  Thatcher, B. S., and D. A. Buehler.  2008.  Paper presented at the 4th International Conference for Partners In Flight, McAllen, TX.

Evaluation of Forest Management to Improve Breeding Habitat for Songbirds in Oak-Hickory Forests at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge.  Thatcher, B. S.  2007.  Ph.D. Dissertation, 270pp.

Forest management to improve breeding habitat for priority songbirds in upland oak-hickory forests.  Thatcher, B. S., D. A. Buehler, P. D. Martin, and R. M. Wheat..  2007.  Proceedings of the 15th Central Hardwoods Silvilculture Conference. U. S. Forest Service e-General Technical Report, SRS 101. Asheville, NC.Pages 388-399.