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.

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.