11th Workshop of Seedling Physiology and Growth Problems in Oak Plantings
October 18–20, 2010
The Eleventh Workshop of Seedling Physiology and Growth Problems in Oak Plantings will be held in Jackson, Tennessee this autumn. This meeting will begin with an evening reception on October 18th, followed by two days in the field (weather permitting) using local oak experiments and operational plantings in west Tennessee as a backdrop for presentations. Buses have been leased to transport attendees. Lunch will be provided on both days. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn in Jackson for attendees. Reserve your room by September 27th to take advantage of the group rate.
Registration fee will be $50. Please click on the links below for more information:
October 18th – icebreaker in the evening – Jackson Tennessee
October 19th – Ames Plantation
Morning sessions: 9:00a.m – 12:00 noon
View Shackelford Orchard Complex:
1) Tour existing orchards
2) Explanation of seed collections, nursery culture, seedling grading on based on root physiology
3) Discuss section criteria for family inclusion in the orchards
4) Discuss DNA mapping in Northern Red Oak and White Oak
5) Discuss a bearing 2nd generation white oak seed Orchard
Afternoon sessions : 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1) Tour Precision Forestry Plantings to create Advance Regeneration and Enrichment Plantings in Group Selection Openings
2) Tour Crop Tree Enhancement studies to increase growth of selected white oak trees
Morning Sessions: 8 – 10:00 – Jackson – University of Tennessee Research and Education Center
1) Bottomland Hardwood Restoration Research
2) Study 1 – Effects of Delayed Planting on Survival and Growth of Nuttall and Overcup Oaks
3) Study 2 – Tolerance of Eight Bottomland Oaks to Soil Mottling
4) Study 3 - Seedling Source Comparison Study
5) Study 4 – Effect of Flooding Duration to Bottomland Oaks
Afternoon sessions 12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. - Obion County – Tour TWRA hardwood plantings
1) Three Rivers Wildlife Management Area. 760 acre tree planting. Part of the site was planted for a TDOT Mitigation Bank. The site was planted using TWRA tree planting methods. Local seed collections were made, site was contour surveyed, bedded and planted on a 10 feet by 12 feet spacing. The site was planted over a two year period, winter of 2005 and winter 2006. We will be discussing site preparation methods, planting local seed sources, planting large diameter seedlings, matching tree species to site by elevation and survival info.
2) Obion River WMA (Black Swamp Unit). 22 acre tree planting. Same issues as above. The main thing on this site is where do we go now. What should be the next step to maintain the seedlings.
1:00 - 2:30 Discuss Three Rivers Tree Planting (Mitigation Bank) 2:30 - 2:45 Restroom 3:00 - Depart and Head to Black Swamp Tree Planting
3:15 - Arrive at Black Swamp
3:30 - 5:00 Discuss Black Swamp Tree Planting and depart.
Courtesy Dr. David Mercker, UT Extension