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Featured Partnership – HTIRC

“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. Read More


Trees are moving westward in response to precipitation changes, Purdue University professor reveals

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After analyzing extensive data collected on 86 tree species in the eastern United States, a research team led by Purdue University professor Songlin Fei found that over the past 30 years, most trees have been shifting westward or northward in response to climate change. Read More  (Purdue University photo/Tom Campbell)

Walnut and the First Forest Farms

On a hot, dusty day some two thousand years ago, a traveler stops on the road from Dunhuang, China, to Marakanda (now Samarkand) in Central Asia. He drinks deeply from his flask, then reaches into his sling, pulls out a walnut, cracks it on a rock and pops the kernel into his mouth. He savors the taste, cinches up his heavy packs and walks on. Read More  (March/April 2017, Written by Graham Chandler)