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Precision Forestry

Ames Hardwood Laboratory

The Ames Hardwood Laboratory contains a wide sweep of projects and taken together are developing into a new silvicultural system for hardwood management we are calling Precision Forestry.It is an exciting array where species are matched to site with pedigreed seedlings and the stand developed more reliably with a more predictable portfolio of values. It is tied to the development of Orchards that will perpetuate ever stronger abilities to increase timber production and wildlife needs; but, also, the work can provide better ability to test impacts of global warming on forest health and changing distribution.