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Spring is a perfect time to visit the UT Arboretum! Check our Spring Bloom Guide for what to see and when. Plan a walk along our Walking Trails. Or participate in one of the UT Arboretum Society sponsored Events. Enjoy spring with us!

Our Center

The University of Tennessee Forest Resources Research and Education Center is a 11,500 acre field research laboratory. The Center is a regionally recognized leader in developing new technologies applicable to modern forestry and wildlife resources management and environmental stewardship. The Forest Resources Center is one of ten research and education centers in the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Agricultural Experiment Station system. Headquartered in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, the Forestry Resources Center is comprised of three forest units located in East and Middle Tennessee.

Forest Units

• Oak Ridge Forest and Arboretum

• Cumberland Forest

• Highland Rim Forest

Our Mission

The UT Forest Resources Research and Education Center mission is to: (1) provide the land and supporting resources necessary for conducting modern and effective forestry, wildlife, and associated social, biological and ecological research programs; (2) demonstrate the application of optimal forest and wildlife management technologies; and (3) assist with transfer of new technology to forest land owners and industries.

Contact the Forest Resources Center

Kevin P. Hoyt, Director
901 S. Illinois Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Phone: (865) 483-3571
Fax: (865) 483-3572

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