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Groups and Facilities

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Tree Physiology 
Physical environment impact on the growth and function of native tree species.



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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.

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Shackelford Orchard 
Majestic oaks stand proudly next to towering pines. Stunning beauty in a peaceful setting - but what’s going on in this still forest is a decades-long research project.


Recent Publications

Age and Size Comparisons of Regenerating Shortleaf Pine Seedlings Burned Multiple Times in Ecosystem Restoration Areas.  Clabo, D.C., J. M. Guldin, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2016.  Proceedings, 18th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Knoxville, TN, March 3-5, 2015. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-212. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 422-428.

Establishment of American chestnuts (Castanea dentata) bred for blight (Cryphonectria parasitica) resistance: influence of breeding and nursery grading Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, and F. V. Hebard.  2016.  New Forests, 47(2): 243-270.

On seed transmissibility of Soybean vein necrosis-associated virus in symptomless seedlings Hajimorad, M. R.  2016.  Plant Health Progress.

Mapping Daily Light Integrals for Greenhouse Production.  Logan, J., C. E. Sams, and J. Faust.  2016.  22nd Conference on Applied Climatology, New Orleans, LA, Jan 10-14, 2016.

Sprouting Capability of Shortleaf Pine Seedlings Following Clipping and Burning: First-Year Results.  Clabo, D.C., and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2015.  Proceedings, 17th Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Shreveport, LA, March 5-7, 2013. e-Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-203. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station. p. 137-142.

Effects of visual grading on northern red oak (Quercus rubra L.) seedlings planted in two shelterwood stands on the Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee, USA Clark, S. L., S. E. Schlarbaum, and C. J. Schweitzer.  2015.  Forests, 6(10): 3779-3798.

Tree Planting Procedure for Small, Bare-root Seedlings.  Mercker, D. C.  2015.  Alabama Treasured Forest, Vol. 33, No. 3.

Effects of temporal dynamics, nut weight and nut size on growth of American chestnut, Chinese chestnut and backcross generations in a commercial nursery Pinchot, C., S. L. Clark, S. E. Schlarbaum, A. M. Saxton, S. J. Sung, and F. V. Hebard.  2015.  Forests, 6(5): 1537-1556.

Sprouting Capability and Growth of One-Year-Old Shortleaf Pine Seedlings After Different Times of Burning and Clipping.  D.C. Clabo, and W. K. Clatterbuck.  2014.  Proceedings, Wildland Fire in the Appalachians: Discussions Among Managers and Scientists (T.A. Waldrop, ed.). GTR-SRS-199. Asheville, NC: USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station: 42-47.

Genetic variation in biomass yield of lowland switchgrass.  Hentchel, J., C. Dalid, A. Aust, W. Carmack, F. L. Allen, and H. Bhandari.  2014.  Abstract in CSSA annual internationa meeting, Longbeach, CA (Nov 3-6, 2014).

Keep Cotton Seedlings Healthy with Bayer CropScience Seed Treatments Roden, B., D. Harris, and S. D. Stewart.  2014.  Bayer CropScience News Release, Jan. 7.

A Progress Report on Commercialization in the USA of Purple-Fruited Pitanga (Eugenia uniflora L.), an Underutilized Fruit Crop.  Griffis, J. L. Jr., C. E. Sams, M. M. Manners, T. G. McDonald, and T. J. Radovich.  2013.  Acta Horticulturae, (In Press).