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.

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