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July 11, 2017


Oak Symposium

Oak Symposium
Sustaining Oak Forests in the 21st Century through Science-based Management
Knoxville, TN

October 24-26, 2017

Significant progress has been made in research of oak management since the mid-20th century. In 1992, a symposium, “Oak Regeneration: Serious Problems, Practical Recommendations” was held in Knoxville, TN to synthesize the state of the knowledge on problems and opportunities associated with securing oak regeneration in oak dominated forests. In 2002, a symposium, “Upland Oak Ecology Symposium: History, Current Conditions, and Sustainability” was held in Fayetteville, AR to continue technology transfer efforts, and expanded the scope of topics to include oak decline, wildlife ecology, and forest health.
We are hosting a third symposium to continue technology transfer on state-of-the-art management and research for sustainability of the oak resource in the Central Hardwood Region. The symposium will be hosted by the University of Tennessee (UT), Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries. The 2.5 day symposium will feature invited speakers on prescribed fire, silviculture, economic markets, forest health, and climate change of upland oak forests. A poster session will provide an opportunity for participants to showcase their work. A field trip will feature collaborative research between the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center, the UT Tree Improvement Program, and the Southern Research Station.
Please visit the meeting website to find updates on schedules, calls for abstracts for poster submissions, and travel arrangements. SAF-CFE credits will be provided.