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Our Center

The University of Tennessee Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center is a 11,500 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.

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)

February 2015: "UTAS Father-Daughter Hike"
January 2015: "UTAS New Year's Day Hike”
December 2014: "UTAS/FRREC Christmas Parade Float"
November 2014: "Richard Evans - Featured Speaker at the UTAS Annual Meeting”

Videos (more)

Dogwood Patent: "Dr. Mark Windham of University of Tennessee AgResearch discusses research into protecting dogwood trees."
Urban Forestry: "Urban forestry is a concept embraced by many Tennessee cities, and now UT students are working to bring shade and beauty to some areas."
Chestnuts: "Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime."

Events (more)

Lecture and Book Signing: Topic: "Tennessee Wildflowers"
By Mr. Dennis Horn
Thursday, March 19, 6:30 pm
City Room, Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge

Lecture: Topic: "Severe Weather and How the Public Gets Informed"
By Meteorologist Heather Haley, WVLT
Saturday, March 21, 10 am
City Room, Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge

Lecture: Topic: "2015 Gardening Trends"
By Dr. Sue Hamilton
Thursday, April 16, 6:30 pm
City Room, Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge

Contact us

Forest Resources Research 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