HTIRC is a collaborative national research, development and technology transfer center for hardwood stewardship.
By Graham Frank
By now, you’re probably well aware of the threat that invasive shrubs represent to forest regeneration and biodiversity in forest understories.
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.
“Our partners play a vital role in helping to guide the ongoing development of future research directions, as well as assist in the identification of current gaps in our knowledge base,” said Mark Coggeshall, research forester and Forest Service lead scientist at HTIRC.
Twenty years ago, the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center(HTIRC) partnership was formed between the U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, Purdue University, and a host of other organizations for the purpose of ensuring the continued health and sustainability of America’s hardwood resources, primarily in the Central Hardwood Region (CHR) of the U.S. More
For years, the changes have been slow and almost undetectable. The ages of those who own the forests have inched ever closer to triple digits. As their land gets passed on to heirs, the number of woodland owners has grown and the sizes of parcels of woodlands have shrunk. Read More
Published 6:00 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018. Updated 10:19 a.m. ET Feb. 12, 2018. (Buy photo). Article published in the IndyStar. Interviewed Lenny Farlee and Liz Jackson