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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)

November 2014: "Richard Evans - Featured Speaker at the UTAS Annual Meeting”
October 2014: "2014 Woods and Wildlife Field Day Event"
September 2014: "UT FRREC Hosts Leadership Anderson County Group 'Ag Day'"

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: "Earthquakes Hazard in East Tennessee?"
Dr. Robert Hatcher, Jr.
Thursday, January 22, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Oak Ridge Room, Roane State Community College, Oak Ridge Campus

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