Learn when and how to thin you pine stands, which trees to remove. Also how to prevent bark beetle attack, and how to enhance wildlife habitat. Click HERE for brochure and registration form. 4 CFEs (Category 1) or CLEs (Category 2) available to registered foresters and professional loggers.
This short course should be another “must” on your list to attend. It will cover both mechanical and chemical site preparation for bottomland hardwoods; natural and artificial regeneration; mixed species considerations for plantings and well as wildlife considerations. It will include travel to field sites. For brochure and registration form, click on this LINK.
If you own or manage ash trees, you should most definitely be interested in attending this course. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive insect that targets ash trees, and now surrounds Mississippi. You will learn about detection & risk; alternative species and regeneration options; strategies before and after EAB; and the market outlook for ash timber. For more details and registration form, click on this LINK.
This short course is for both forestry professionals and forest landowners and is packed with a lot of practical, usable information on multiple use management, managing CRP plantations and complying with regulations, thinning, herbicides, and timber stand improvement. Always a great course. Click on this LINK for details and registration form.
Got a “hankering” to spend a few hours in the outdoors picking up some good forestry info before Mississippi gets HOT? Then sign up for this Spring tour; learn about logging and wild hog control – some of the latest trapping techniques and equipment along with a pine genetics plot tour. Clink on this LINK and take a look at the flyer for details.
This short course is set up in 2-hour increments (6 – 8 p.m.) over a 5-week period. It covers all aspects of timberland ownership, and is particularly suited to new landowners or those considering investing in land and timber. For details and registration form, click on this LINK.
This 2nd Thinning workshop covers many “why(s) of thinning as a management tool in pine plantations. Among them, a 2nd thinning provides income to the landowner while at the same time increasing the growth rate of the remaining stems, and opening up the canopy to increased sunlight needed for the establishment of browse for wildlife. Get the details and registration form by clicking on this LINK.
This workshop is sponsored by the Southern Christmas Tree Association and Mississippi State Forestry Extension. It reviews the basic skills, tools, and knowledge growers will need to produce high quality Christmas trees. For brochure, registration slip with more information click on this LINK.
Short Course: Some of the various alternative sources of income from your forest land include; agroforestry, pine straw production, Christmas tree production, hunting/fishing/other recreational leases; crafts markets and specialty woods, firewood… and more. Some important things to consider for many private landowners on the long-term process of growing timber. Check out the brochure and registration slip by clicking on this LINK.
Workshop: Only half a day, and you can learn about how to use prescribed burning, thinning, and other management techniques to improve habitat and increase the food sources for wildlife, and grow better timber at the same time. Click on this LINK to check out the brochure and registration form.