HTIRC is a collaborative national research, development and technology transfer center for hardwood stewardship.
The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) Purdue University is seeking outstanding candidates interested in working toward M.S. or Ph.D. degrees.
HTIRC researchers are working to advance the science of hardwood tree quality, growth, and insect and disease resistance.
A quarter of all hardwood trees in Eastern forests used to be of one species. The American chestnut. Today, Ron Doyle is thankful to have a writing pen made of that wood. His dad, Irvin, gave him the pen as a gift in the 1980s. The elder Doyle had recovered the wood from a barn he owned. A friend turned it and several others on a lathe. Read More
It is unusual, however, when the plants are live oak seedlings inside 8-foot fences at the Cannon’s Point Preserve on St. Simons Island. The seedlings will grow in research plots planted under the guidance of a pair of forestry professors from Purdue University and New Mexico State who have roots in Georgia. Read More