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Genetic and Silvicultural Systems for Sustainable Intensive Forestry

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Research Mission

Develop the fundamental genetic and silvicultural knowledge and materials needed to deploy intensively managed tree plantations for multiple uses and to disseminate that knowledge and materials as appropriate to ensure immediate application of advances.

Research Programs

Current production populations of cottonwoods and other species are insufficiently diverse to ensure that intensive forestry systems are sustainable.  Current vegetation management methods required to establish intensively managed plantation forests are inadequate, poorly matched to selected crop tree genotypes, or both.


 Knowledge of the environmental benefits, ecological sustainability and economic benefits of intensive forestry systems are not well developed regardless of the landscape within which such systems are deployed.

Don Riemenschneider, Project Leader, contact

William R. Danfield, Maintenance Worker, contact

Rodney D. Eternicka, Maintenance Mechanic, contact

Daniel A. Netzer, Forester, contact

Adam Wiese, Forestry Technician, contact

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Last modified on Wednesday, February 18, 2004
by  Sharon Hobrla