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A variety of insect pests threaten state pine stands
November 16, 2022
Published 10:59 am Monday, November 14, 2022 By Staff Reports MSU Extension Service STARKVILLE, Miss. — A variety of pests threaten Mississippi forests, presenting a challenge to landowners who lack experience in managing land or even knowing what problems to look for. Brady Self, a forestry specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said that...read more
The Economics of Pulpwood Supply: New Markets are Essential
March 31, 2021
Timber and the land timber occupy are economic assets. As in any market, when there is strong demand, owners actively manage their assets to maximize economic return. In this case, timberland owners manage their forests to maximize tree growth, especially the growth of the highest valued product – sawtimber. This management structure increases their return...read more
Forest Products Are “Essential Critical”
March 26, 2021
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Labor have both said the forest products industry is an “essential critical infrastructure workforce in the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.” These are allowed to operate during shutdowns. Most states are following the federal guidelines when ordering people to shelter in place. Here are updates for...read more
Gov. Reeves proclaims March as Mississippi Wildfire Prevention Month
March 26, 2021
PRESS RELEASES FEB 24, 2021 Historically, March has one of the highest wildfire occurrence rates of the year due to the transition from winter to spring, dry vegetation and windy conditions. During March 2020, the MFC responded to and suppressed 133 wildfires that burned approximately 3,500 acres. MFC Wildland Firefighters saved 96 homes, commercial buildings...read more
MFC reminds Mississippians to check trees for damage from winter storms
March 26, 2021
The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) is warning Mississippians of potential damage to trees following the recent winter weather that moved through the state last week. The most visible sign of damage to trees during an ice storm is limbs breaking under the weight of ice accumulation. Pine trees collect more ice compared to hardwoods because...read more
USDA, Mississippi sign historic agreement to improve forest conditions on public and private lands
March 26, 2021
A Shared Stewardship agreement between the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the State of Mississippi was signed yesterday during a virtual ceremony. PRESS RELEASES JAN 13, 2021 Mississippi State Forester Russell Bozeman signs the Shared Stewardship agreement between the USDA and Mississippi during a virtual ceremony on January 13,...read more
Mississippi Forestry Commission encourages neighbors to buy local firewood
December 11, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) is advising Mississippians to purchase local firewood in order to prevent the spread of tree-killing forest pests. “When it comes to buying firewood, make sure you buy logs that have been cut in your county,” said Russell Bozeman, MFC state forester. “Moving firewood over long distances...read more