Streamside Management Zones: what are they, why are they important, and how do they work to curb non-point source pollution of our streams & rivers. Publication number P2233, or click on this LINK
New Publication: Chain Saw Safety: Tree Felling
Tree Felling with a chain saw: basic safety, what to wear, what is kickback, and the mechanics of “how” are covered in this publication. Publication number P2250 – follow this LINK to to the article.
New Pub: Mechanical Site Preparation for Forestry in Mississippi
This publication covers all of the different types of mechanical site preparation used in getting an area ready to plant, or replant after a harvest. Publication Number 3006 – take a look at this LINK
NEW PUBLICATION: Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2015 Tax Year – Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service
A U. S. Department of Agriculture publication that provides helpful information to woodland owners in filing their 2015 tax returns, and is current as of September 30, 2015. Check it out at this MSUCares LINK
Other Links to the pub may be found at: http://www.timbertax.org and http://www.sref.info.
New Publication from the USFS Southern Research Station: Mississippi’s Forests 2013
For your information: If you are interested in Mississippi forestland data, the USFS Southern Research Station has just published “Mississippi’s Forests 2013”, Resource Bulletin SRS-204. Author Sonja N. Oswalt
You can download a copy at this LINK
There is a new Forestry Extension publication out: “Simplifying Southern Pine Thinning with Stand Density Index Pine Thin: A Smartphone Application” that you can access on MSUCares, or by clicking on this LINK. The smartphone application is available from the Apple App Store — Pine Thin is all you need to type in to find it. Check it out; you will find it to be a great new tool in helping you determine when and how much to thin your pine stands. The publication gives the information you need to go along with the smartphone application.
MSU’s “Our People” Profiles Stephen Dicke, Forestry Extension
Extension Forestry’s Dr. Stephen Dicke was honored on Mississippi State University’s “Our People” profile. Read about him at this LINK!
FORESTRY EXTENSION PUBLICATIONS LISTING
EXTENSION FORESTRY PUB LISTING
Clicking on the above title will take you to a PDF file listing all of the currently available Forestry Extension Publications by category. Beside each article is the word “Link”, and clicking on the link will take you directly to the article itself. I hope you find this useful in locating articles of interest.
April 2014 Storm Damage Assessment – MS Forestry Commission Official News Release
This publication covers current storm damage assessments in Lee, Itawamba, Prentiss, Leake, Neshoba, and Winston counties by the Mississippi Forestry Commission. There are two tables broken down by county, and by Pine Acres, Hardwood Acres, and Mixed Acres damaged and Total value. One table includes “all” acres (private, federal, state, and public), and the second table covers only private non-industrial landowners. Very good information, with more to come. There are also two maps showing the areas covered. You can follow this link to the publication.
NOTE: Don’t forget, you will need to click on the title of the publication either on the home page, publications page, or the recent publications column to access the link.
Storm Damage and Casualty Loss Publications
Following the severe weather outbreak in the southeast on April 27-29 , the following Extension publications are being posted in the hope that they will be helpful to those who have suffered forest/tree damage on their property:
Publication IS1355 Repairing Storm-damaged Shade, Ornamental, and Fruit Trees,
Publication IS1922 Casualty Losses of Shade Trees and Landscape Elements, and
Publication P2619 Frequently Asked Questions about Timber Casualty Losses
Note: There are several means by which to access the publication links: Click on the main title, i.e., Storm Damage and Casualty Loss Publications, either on the Home Page, or under the Publications Tab, or click on the title under the “Recent Publications” column on the right-hand side of the page. This will bring up the announcement with an active link.