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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.

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)

April 2016:
"ORNL Biomass Energy Tour”
May 2016:
"Big Logs Harvest”
June 2016:
"New Aviary”
July 2016:
"Butterfly Festival”

Videos (more)

Dogwood Patent:
"Dr. Mark Windham of UT 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."
"Partially restoring the chestnut tree may happen in our lifetime."

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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