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Extension: Forestry

Extension foresters help to manage forest resources.

Over half of Tennessee’s land is forest, creating significant acreage that requires strategic care and management. These forests provide vital resources for industry, wildlife habitat, outdoor recreation, and air and water quality. They also need protection from invasive species, urban sprawl, and improper logging practices. 

UT Extension works to bring you best practices to help make Tennessee’s forests healthy and sustainable and to ensure that these valuable resources are thriving for generations to come. Explore this page for information on successfully managing your forest resources.

Forestry Extension Contacts

Dr. Wayne Clatterbuck, Professor
865-974-7990
wclatterbuck@utk.edu

Dr. David Mercker, Extension Specialist
731-425-4703
dcmercker@utk.edu

Larry Tankersley, Extension Specialist
865-974-7977
ltanker1@utk.edu

White Oak Initiative

The White Oak Initiative is a joint project of the Tennessee Division of Forestry, the Tennessee Forestry Association and University of Tennessee Extension to promote white oak reforestation. The first phase of the project includes acorn collection, education, and seedling production for planting.

Publications

Trees for Tennessee Landscapes Publications

Professional Hardwood Notes

Forestry Publications