HTIRC is a collaborative national research, development and technology transfer center for hardwood stewardship.
Dr. Paula M. Pijut will retire after 29 years with the USDA Forest Service including 17 years with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC). We wish Paula the very best in her retirement!
HTIRC researchers are working to advance the science of hardwood tree quality, growth, and insect and disease resistance.
The Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC) Purdue University is seeking outstanding candidates interested in working toward M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Deadline for applications is November 15, 2018.
Teachers, parents and outdoor enthusiasts will want to download this free new Purdue Extension-Forestry and Natural Resources publication, The Great Clearcut Controversy. In this inquiry-based teaching unit, students use real scientific data to investigate how a bird community and individual forest animals respond to a clearcut timber harvest. In this investigation, students: use scientific inquiry to gain knowledge and answer questions; apply that knowledge to the engineering design process; and design a viable management solution given the constraints and tradeoffs they discover. All materials used in the three lessons are easily accessible and free.
Congratulations! We wish you the best!