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The Reynolds Homestead Forest Resource Research Center examines all aspects of forest health

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The Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center (FRRC) in Critz, Virginia, was created in 1969 to study forest biology, including genetics, physiology, and soils.

Specific projects include harvesting to increase forest health and productivity, site preparation, forest fertilization, loblolly pine physiology, and forest herbicide testing.

Facilities include 780 acres, a two-acre pond, house, apartment, lab and office space, greenhouse, coolers, two tractor sheds, and an additional seven acres dedicated to the continuing education center and the Reynolds family museum house and cemetery.

My name is Guy up here on the superintendent of the Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center. Our primary focus on this research station is force research. A lot of people think of 43 is just the trees themselves, but actually under the entire umbrella of war three, there's many things that we do research on. We're looking at water, soils, climate, wildlife, habitats, all those things kind of fall under the general on rela of borscht. We have projects looking at the trees themselves, nutrition, spacing, genetics. And then in a broader view, we have experiments to look at things like the effect of global warming on trees. And in our extension programs, we do a lot of work with sharp loggers and forest landowners or Virginia. So some of that research that we do for relates directly to the information that we can provide that those landowners, the research we do here, looking at genetics and nutrition and spacing directly can be transferred to our stakeholders anywhere in the southern US or anywhere in South America. Our vision for the future here is to continue to integrate some new technologies into our research. And more importantly is, is taking that data that we have collected and getting it out through our extension programs to our shareholders. And I think that's the goal of any research institution and certainly a research station.