Areas of Specialization - Genetics, Forest Biology
Facilities - John S. Wright Center
Areas of Excellence - Applied Ecological Genetics
Related Centers - Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center
Lenny Farlee is an extension forester with the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Purdue University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Lenny graduated with a B.S. in Forest and Wildlife Management in 1985, and a M.S. in Silviculture in 1991, both from Purdue University. He worked with the Indiana Division of Forestry at Vallonia State Tree Nursery from 1988 to 1991 as a Nursery Forester in charge of field operations, producing over 40 species of tree and shrub seedlings. From 1991 to 2006, Lenny was a district forester for the Indiana Division of Forestry. He served landowners in a 10 county area, providing advice and assistance with tree plantings, plantation and forest management, and forest improvement, harvesting, and regeneration. Lenny has presented forestry and conservation education programs to a wide diversity of audiences on topics ranging from Indiana forest history to planning a successful tree planting or timber harvesting operation.
In January of 2007, Lenny joined the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources as the extension forester for the Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center. Lenny will provide programs and publications in a variety of media directed toward improving the regeneration and sustainable management of high quality hardwood trees and forests in the Central Hardwood Region.