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David S Buckley
Forest ecology and silviculture

Jennifer Anne Franklin
Associate Professor
Tree physiology

David W. Lockwood
Tree fruits and nuts

David Chester Mercker
Extension Specialist II
Extension forestry


Cotton Focus Held at DoubleTree Hotel, 2/12/2015

Competitive interactions between trees and herbaceous plants, 1/30/2013



Seeing the Forest Through the Trees, 11/3/2016

Science Forum to Look at New Vision for Trees on Campus, 9/9/2015

Trees Prepare for Their Annual Fashion Show, 9/23/2014

Groves of ash trees lost to beetles, 6/2/2014

Scott Schlarbaum Talks about Tree Bugs, 5/28/2014

Fast-growing trees may yield high returns for biorefineries, 4/9/2014

UT Institute of Agriculture Grows State Christmas Tree on AgResearch Land, 11/23/2013


1 mention

Beetle Tents 
Hemlock trees in the Smoky Mountains are threatened by a tiny, deadly pest. Researchers with UT AgResearch are using a predatory beetle to feast on these harmful insects.

1 mention

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.

1 mention

Forest Research 
UT's Institute of Agriculture has research projects statewide to help landowners better manage their timber.


Recent Publications

Walnut Twig Beetle (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Colonization of Eastern Black Walnut Nursery Trees Audley, J., W. E. Klingeman, A. Mayfield, S. Myers, and A. M. Taylor.  2017.  Journal of Insect Science, 17(3)70;1-9.

Chapter 6: Tree-Compatible Ground Covers for Reforestation and Erosion Control Burger, J., V. Davis, J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, J. Skousen, C. Barton, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [More]

Cows and Trees in New Mexico: Using Cattle Behavior to Inform Piñon Juniper Woodland Management.  Cibils, A. F., C. Black-Rubio, R. L. Wesley, V. J. Prileson, M. N. Sawalhah, R. Endecott, J. T. Mulliniks, M. K. Petersen, S. H. Cox, and R. Dunlap.  2017.  Society of American Foresters.

Chapter 9: Planting Hardwood Tree Seedlings on Reclaimed Mine Land in the Appalachian Region Davis, V., J. A. Franklin, C. Zipper, and P. Angel.  2017.  The Forestry Reclamation Approach: Guide to Successful Reforestation of Mined Lands, M. B. Adams, Editor. [More]

Establishment of planted trees and native vegetation on compacted mine tailings Franklin, J. A., and M. Aldrovandi.  2017.  Book of Abstracts of the VII World Conference on Ecological Restoration, SER 2017 Linking Science and Practice for a Better World, Poz do Iguassu, Aug. 27-Sep. 1, 2017.

Tennessee Christmas Tree Production Manual.  Galloway, Allan, M. L. Leffew, and D. C. Mercker.  2017.  University of Tennessee Extension. PB 1854.

Trap style, bait, and height deployments in black walnut tree canopies help inform monitoring strategies for bark and ambrosia beetles (Coleoptera: Curculionidae: Scolytinae) Klingeman, W. E., A. M. Bray, J. B. Oliver, C. M. Ranger, and D. M. Palmquist.  2017.  Environmental Entomology.

Re-invigorating Tennessee’s Champion Tree program.  Pulte, A. J., W. E. Klingeman, and S. R. Jean-Philippe.  2017.  Tennessee Greentimes, 18(4): 11-13.

The influence of attitudes and perception of tree benefits on park management priorities.  Zobel, J. M.  2017.  Oral Presentation, FIX THIS!!!!! IUFRO PRESENTATION.

Assessing relationships between tree diameter and long-term persistence of imidacloprid and olefin to optimize imidacloprid treatments on eastern hemlock. 3 Benton, E.P., J. F. Grant, R. Cowles, R. J. Webster, R. J. Nichols, A. Lagalante, and C. Coots.  2016.  Forest Ecology and Management, 70: 12-21.

Evaluating Crop Tree Enhancement of Green Ash in a West Tennessee Hardwood Bottom from the Perspective of Crown Class.  Bowers, J. L., W. K. Clatterbuck, A. E. Houston, D. D. Tyler, and J. M. Zobel.  2016.  SRS Bottomland Hardwood Research Technical Meeting, Poster --- Stoneville, MS.

Crop Tree Enhancement of Green Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica) in a West Tennessee Hardwood Bottom.  Bowers, John Luke  2016.  M.S. Thesis.