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New Project Leader Announced for the HTIRC

Coggleshall Tree LeavesDr. Mark Coggeshall has accepted the position as Supervisory Senior Research Scientist with the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station based in West Lafayette, Indiana. In this position, Mark will serve as project leader and co-director of the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center (HTIRC), a collaborative research partnership between the USDA Forest Service and Purdue University Forestry and Natural Resources department (FNR). Read More

Restoring the Chestnut

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

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