Please follow this link to participate in the Urban Forestry Education Survey. This survey is by invitation only and may only be accessed only by a random sample of individuals in coastal Mississippi and Alabama who have received a unique code. You will have to enter the access code to take the survey. Thank you. https://msudafvm.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0d3DwMIOefDcH3L
This tree is not usually thought of as an ornamental, although it’s bark has an interesting interwoven texture with a bright red-orange hue. It’s form is almost always non-linear which makes one wonder how Native Americans made bows from it. It is dioecious and produces softball sized green-yellow fruits that have a strong citrus smell. Some say that if you cut the fruit in half and place it at the corners of the house, it might repel insects. The tree was a favorite of Thomas Jefferson and Lewis and Clark distributed it across the West; thereafter, it was important in fencing the Western landscape because of its durable wood. The tree is naturalized throughout the United States. What is it?
March 14, 2015 11:00 pm • By GRAHAM HERBST / Nebraska Forest Service
Urban Trees Face “Survivor” Style Challenges
Urban trees are taken away from their usual circumstances and placed in an unfamiliar and challenging environment. Recent studies have been undertaken with the hope that understanding that disparity and incorporating as much of their natural habitat as possible in this new environment might help muncipalities more successfully integrate trees into heavily populated areas.
Last three offering of this valuable short course until the fall — this one in Magnolia coming up immediately — so if it’s in your area check it out and sign up. Click on this LINK for more details on the brochure!
A “must do” for forest landowners! Learn how to manage for the risk factors unique to forest lands. Click on this LINK to see the brochure for details.
An important short course for forest landowners – all businesses have risks, but some are unique to forest land – sign up and learn about how to best manage for these risk factors! Click on this LINK to see the brochure for the event in Quitman, MS
Proper pruning starting when trees are young is essential in developing a strong tree with desirable form. Start pruning a young tree after the first one or two growing seasons after it has adjusted to its landscape. Pruning young trees should focus on the 5 essential steps to structural pruning: (1) clean dead branches, (2) establish a central leader, (3) establish lowest permanent branches, (4) establish scaffold branches, and (5) establish temporary branches to help create stem taper (which will make the tree stronger. A tree that has been planted in an appropriate location and pruned starting at a young age will result in a healthier mature tree that is less expensive to maintain.