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Dr. Frank C. Owens

Wood ID Team

Department of Sustainable Bioproducts
Mississippi State University

The South's premier institution for wood identification research, training and service

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Wood Identification

Wood Identification Services

We offer anatomical wood identification services for companies, individuals, learning institutions, law firms, law enforcement agencies, nonprofit organizations and NGOs. 

Training Programs

In-person Wood ID workshops

In-person wood identification instruction.

We offer in-person and online wood identification training workshops to forest products procurement professionals, manufacturers, woodworkers, and law enforcement agents.

Online self-paced courses.

XyloPhone Automated Wood


Our research focuses on field-deployable wood identification systems to deter illegal wood trade and protect commercial interests of legitimate businesses.

David A. Kribs
Wood Collection

Our team curates one of the largest wood collections in North America.  Housed at Mississippi State University, the Kribs Collection contains reference specimens from around the world.  

David A. Kribs Wood Collection
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