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Reynolds Homestead Forest Resource Research Center

Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center

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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.

Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA; main house from grove of trees

Reynolds Homestead Forest Resources Research Center


  • Silviculture
  • Forest genetics
  • Forestry BMP’s
  • Christmas trees


  • Plant canopy analyzer
  • Aces system for root gas exchanges analysis
  • Tree genomics


  • 780 contiguous acres
  • 2 greenhouses, slat house, coolers, cold frame, and tractor sheds
    Lab space, offices, student, and superintendent housing


  • Forest productivity coop
  • Forestry herbicide industry
  • Tree farmer associations
AREC-Reynolds-Homestead.pdf AREC Fact Sheet