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David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry



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Forestry Audit 
Tennessee's forests grow some of the best timber in the country. UT Extension researchers say when landowners properly manage their forests, there's a real environmental and economic benefit.


Recent Publications

Dual borate and copper naphthenate treatment of bridge timbers - Potential cost savings by various performance enhancements Lloyd, J. D., C. Brishke, A. M. Taylor, and R. Bennett.  2017.  Wood Material Science & Engineering.

Three essays in forest resources management: Landowners' considerations in ecosystem services, forest certification, and timber supply.  Tian, N.  2017.  Ph.D. Dissertation.

Meta-analysis of price responsiveness of timber supply Tian, N., N. C. Poudyal, R. M. Augé, D. G. Hodges, and T. M. Young.  2017.  Forest Products Journal, 67, (3-4):152-163.

Timber Inventory: What to Expect from your Forester.  Mercker, D. C.  2016.  Woodldot Wisdom. Tennessee Forestry Association. Vol. 16, Issue 1..

Timber Tax time 2015.  Tankersley, L. A.  2016.  FWF Update newsletter, Jan/Feb 2016.

Timber Tax Time!.  Tankersley, L. A.  2016.  FWF Update Newsletter Oct/Nov 2016.

Why It Is Difficult to Write a Crop Budget for Hardwood Timber.  Taylor, A. M., and D. C. Mercker.  2016.  University of Tennessee Extension W365.

An Open Letter to Proponents of CLT/Massive Timber.  Taylor, A. M., J. D. Lloyd, and T. Shelton.  2016.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Research Group on Wood Protection, IRG/WP 16-40755.

Meta-analysis of price responsiveness of timber supply.  Tian, N., N. C. Poudyal, D. G. Hodges, and T. M. Young.  2016.  Journal of Forestry, 115(2).

Comparisons of the production standards for cross laminated timber (CLT) in Europe versus the USA.  Young, T. M., M. C. Barbu, D. P. Hindman, E. M. Tudor, and J. Weissensteiner.  2016.  World Conference on Timber Engineering, WCTE 2016, Contribution 1071a, pages 1-8.

Forest sector contributions to the state economies of the southern United States: 2011 update Brandeis, C., and D. G. Hodges.  2015.  Journal of Forestry, 113(2): 205-209.

Development of cross laminated timber in the United States of America.  Grasser K.  2015.  M.S. Thesis.