- Forest Health Center’s Annual Meeting, April 23, 2019, Good Barn Weldon Suite, University of Kentucky
- FHC is co-hosting the 35th SFTIC with UK-FNR and USFS-SRS, in Lexington KY on June 3-6, 2019. More details can be found at http://sftic2019.ca.uky.edu/ as they become available.
- 2018 Tree Resistance to Insects and Diseases Workshop: Putting Promise into Practice treeresistance2018.ca.uky.edu
- TreeSnap citizen science app launched treesnap.org
- TreeSnap collaborators workshop, public seminar, and citizen science sampling, July 11-12, 2018, Lexington KY
- New 2016 KY Forestry Economic Contribution Report
- Forest Health Center research update: Ash endophytes may provide a new biocontrol option for fighting the emerald ash borer
- Talk given: C. Dana Nelson, William E. Powell, Scott A. Merkle, John E. Carlson, Margaret E. Staton, Campbell J. Nairn, Jason Holliday, Jared Westbrook, Laura L. Georgi, Frederick V. Hebard, Tatyana Zhebentyayeva, Steven N. Jeffers, Paul H. Sisco, Joseph B. James, Albert G. Abbott. Shovel-ready trees: Forest Health Initiative a model for rapid development and deployment of disease resistant trees. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, July 30- August 3, 2016.
- Talk given: Smith, J.A., M.A. Hughes, B. Held, R. Blanchette, T. J. Dreaden, and R. C. Ploetz. Shovel-ready trees: novel strategies for development of disease resistant woody plants. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, July 30- August 3, 2016.
- Talk given: Hughes, M.A., J.J. Riggins, F. Koch, A. Cognato, C. Anderson, T.J. Dreaden, J.P. Formby, R.C. Ploetz and J.A. Smith. 2016. The Laurel Wilt Story: Introduction and impact of an exotic vector (Xyleborus glabratus) and pathogen (Raffaelea lauricola). American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, July 30- August 3, 2016.
- Talk given: Dreaden, T. J., M.A. Hughes, and J.A. Smith. Development of a multiplex PCR microsatellite marker set for Raffaelea lauricola, and its potential applications. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, July 30- August 3, 2016.
- Talk given: Ploetz, R. C., Y. Y. Thant, M. A. Hughes, T. J. Dreaden, J. L. Konkol, A. T. Kyaw, J. A. Smith, and C. L. Harmon. Laurel wilt, caused by Raffaelea lauricola, is detected for the first time outside the southeastern USA. American Phytopathological Society Annual Meeting, Tampa, FL, July 30- August 3, 2016.
- Welcome to new postdoctoral scholar Thais Rodrigues, working on developing RNAi control of the Emerald Ash Borer.
- Kathy Smith presented talk “Using Genetic Information to Inform Redbay Restoration in Laurel Wilt Epidemic Areas” at the conference Gene Conservation of Tree Species: Banking on the Future, Chicago IL, May 17, 2016
- Spring 2016 semester of forest health- focused journal club concludes at the University of Kentucky, May 2016
- FHC in the news: Article highlights work of Forest Health Center white oak genetics researchers
- Talk given by Tyler Dreaden "How should tree improvement respond to invasive pests?” at Western Gulf Forest Tree Improvement Contact Meeting. Broken Bow, OK, May 17-18, 2016.
- Talk given by Craig Echt "Restoration Seed Reserves for Assisted Gene Flow within Seed Orchards” Gene Conservation of Tree Species: Banking on the Future, Chicago IL, May 17, 2016.
- Talk given by Dana Nelson "Community Standards for Genomic Resources, Genetic Conservation, and Data Integration” Gene Conservation of Tree Species: Banking on the Future, Chicago IL , May 17, 2016.
- Discussion lead by Dana Nelson "Forest Tree Breeding and Genetic Resource Management in the 21st Century” Gene Conservation of Tree Species: Banking on the Future, Chicago IL , May 17, 2016.
- $3,520 in funding awarded to collaboration between Forest Health Center and UK’s Ecology Research and Education Center for education and outreach related to invasion plants and forest health assessment, Lexington Urban and Fayette County Government, May 2016.
- $350,000 in funding awarded to “Oak Genetic Improvement Program”, collaboration between the Forest Health Center and Kentucky Division of Forestry to develop an oak genetic improvement program, Southern Region LSR Competitive Program Proposal, April 2016.
- Talk given by Tyler Dreaden "Development of a detection method for the survey of the oak pathogens Diplodia corticola and D. quercivora in Florida” at
Hardwood Forest Conference, Columbia, MO, March 28- April 1, 2016.
- "Towards a forest health paradigm based on host genetics and participatory breeding" talk at Southern Forest Tree Improvement Committee Annual Conference June 2015
- Genetics and Genomics of Phytophthora root rot resistance in Chestnut, 10-11 April 2015, Ashville, NC
- Co-sponsored Sustainability of White Oak Timber Supply Conference, 25 March 2015, Lexington, KY
- Tree Bioinformatics Workshop" March 2014