Tennessee Urban Forestry Council Level-4 Certification

UT Arboretum Receives TUFC Level-4
Arboreta Re-certification

The UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center (FRREC)/Arboretum officially received the level-4 arboreta re-certification status by the Tennessee Urban Forestry Council (TUFC) on Monday March 16, 2018. Visit our Urban Trees Page to read a description of this certification, view a location map and list of the over 120 trees that were certified.

Our Center

The University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center is an over 11,400 acre field research laboratory. The Center is a regionally recognized leader in developing new technologies applicable to modern forestry and wildlife resources management and environmental stewardship. The Forest Resources Center is one of ten research and education centers in the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, AgResearch system. Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Forestry Resources Center is comprised of three forest units located in East and Middle Tennessee - Oak Ridge Forest, Cumberland Forest, Highland Rim Forest.

The UT Arboretum is a project of the University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. There are over 2,500 native and exotic woody plant specimens plus more than five miles of walking trails to enjoy these plants. The Arboretum also has facilities for hosting events, workshops, and weddings. Visit the UT Arboretum web site for more information.


Our Mission

The UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center mission is to: (1) provide the land and supporting resources necessary for conducting modern and effective forestry, wildlife, and associated social, biological and ecological research programs; (2) demonstrate the application of optimal forest and wildlife management technologies; and (3) assist with transfer of new technology to forest land owners and industries.

Our Vision

Be the leader in promoting continuous improvement for safe operations, innovative natural resources research, and educational outreach.

News (more)

Fall 2017:
"FRREC Hosts Master Logger Training Sessions”

Videos (more)

Dogwood Patent:
"Dr. Mark Windham of UT AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees."

Events (more)


Contact Us

Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center:
Kevin Hoyt, Director
901 South Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: 865-483-3571
Fax: 865-483-3572
E-mail: utforest@utk.edu