Research Facilities

UK Forestry occupies space on the Lexington campus in the Thomas Poe Cooper, Dimock Animal Pathology, and the Plant Sciences buildings.


Lexington, KY

The T.P. Cooper Building houses five classrooms; two computer rooms; meeting rooms; eight research labs; faculty, staff and graduate student offices; storage space; a student lounge; a walk-in cooler; a walk-in drier; a wood shop and a video studio.

Our space in the Dimock Building includes two research labs, graduate student offices, storage space and the University’s herbarium collection.

In Plant Sciences, the FHREC currently occupies one research lab and space for faculty and post-docs offices.

The department also has access to space in the CAFE greenhouses located on UK’s South Farm.


Off-campus - Eastern Kentucky

Off campus, forestry personnel are located at the Robinson Center for Appalachian Resource Sustainability and the Wood Utilization Center, and Robinson Forest. The Wood Utilization Center is a 14,000 square foot facility containing an industrial hardwood furniture manufacturing laboratory, classrooms, computer laboratory and a 10,000 board foot hardwood lumber dry kiln.

Robinson Forest is a collection of seven tracts totaling 14,800 acres making it one of the largest research and educational forests in the eastern United States. The camp at Robinson Forest includes a classroom, a computer lab, kitchen/dining hall, lodging cabins, hydrology lab, staff office, storage and a workshop. Robinson Forest is a critical resource for conducting research, demonstration projects for Extension workshops, and teaching undergraduate students.