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The smartest woodworking tool at the University of Georgia lives in a brick building at the edge of Whitehall Forest.

Here, amid machines that test wood for its stiffness and strength, sits a router that automatically determines the size and depth of a wood disk, and then adjust its cuts… Read Article

Earlier this year, the Georgia Board of Regents approved a new professorship at Warnell that will provide a clear benefit for both the forestry program as well as Georgia taxpayers.

The Stuckey Professorship in Forest Economics and Taxation, established with support from W.S. Stuckey Jr… Read Article

UGA class connects with local school to assist in expanding science curriculum


As the group worked its way down the forested pathway, a few members stopped, mulling over some logs rolled off to the side.

Kris Irwin knelt down and rolled one toward him—exposing the… Read Article

Swelling waterways are part of a healthy ecosystem, experts say


When rivers swell after a rainfall, the fish take notice.

As the current increases, it takes more energy to swim through their regular haunts. So, fish find refuge in parts of the river where it’s quieter… Read Article

‘A positive effect’


It was serendipitous that William Van Devender happened upon the bi-annual Timberland Investment Conference, hosted by the Langdale Center for Forest Business. The chance encounter merged two portions of Van Devender’s life that had always been separate,… Read Article

‘We have to play a delicate dance’


Growing up with a father who was an airline mechanic, Joe Vaughn says his family moved all over the country. But one major constant throughout his childhood was playing outside. So, a career in forestry made sense—it just took him a… Read Article

Where business sense meets environmental stewardship


On any given day, Shawn DeRome’s job involves some strategy. And market research. And international affairs. And environmental stewardship.

“Part of what drew me to forestry in the first place was the combination of… Read Article

‘Disentangling the effects of aggregation’


The western and central Pacific Ocean is home to more than half of the global population of tuna, and Tiffany Vidal Cunningham is tracking its progress.

Cunningham, who studied aquatic sciences with faculty member Brian… Read Article

Looking up from the road, a stand of pine trees may look healthy as they tower over the rusty soil. 

But a view of the trees from a different angle reveals a different story: A swath of needles the color of the soil that are embedded deep among the healthy trees. The infestation of… Read Article

Bob White knew he wanted to work in the field of urban forestry, and he knew he wanted to attend Warnell. Still, when he received his degree in forest resources, there were some gaps he had to fill in on his own.

“It’s night and day between what a forester will do,” and working in a… Read Article

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