UT Tree Improvement Program

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Since 1959, the UT Tree Improvement Program has served Tennessee and surrounding regions, while making contributions to collegiate education and advances in the science of forestry. To faithfully improve and protect the forest, a translation of the Latin in our seal, has been the mission of the program since its inception.

Learn about our orchards located across the entire state of Tennessee.

The future of eastern hemlock in Tennessee forests depends on reforestation efforts with ample and accessible seed supply. UT-TIP is establishing seed orchards now so that when conservation agencies have successful control of the hemlock woolly adelgid, Tennessee will be ready to begin planting hemlock trees right away.

Check out a few of our projects across the entire state of Tennessee

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See what we are doing to protect the diversity of Tennessee forests.
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Learn the ways we work with agencies and organizations across the state
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Check out our newest seed project here.

Visit our social media pages to see what we are currently doing!

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