January 15-16, 2015, Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi
2015 Annual Convention: “Diagnosing with Detective Dendro”
Featured speaker: Guy Meilleur,
Practicing Arborist, Aerial Consultant, and author of over 30 Detective Dendro articles. Guy was an Instructor at Duke University and serves as the US contact for the
Veteran Tree Network and the Ancient Tree Forum.
Click on this LINK for to view the brochure with full details of this two-day event.
This is a Continuing Education program covering many aspects for forestry. It is being presented by Georgia Pacific. Category 1 CLE, and CFE hours are offered. The cost is $20. Click on this LINK for details and directions.
This workshop is designed for Certified Burn Managers and will address the problems and
solutions to hazardous fuels in south Mississippi. The workshop is free but requires registration. Click on this LINK for topics, location, and contacts.
Mississippi State University Extension Forestry has just won its own #1 award in education to go along with the MSU football team’s #1 ranking in athletics!
The 2014 Family Forests Education Award presented by the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs was accepted by George Hopper, dean of the MSU College of Forest Resources, Oct. 8 at the Society of American Foresters national convention in Salt Lake City. Click on the word LINK here to read the entire news release.
In this short course, learn about the importance of regeneration, benefits of thinning, how to save on timber taxes, and how to enhance wildlife habitat. CFE, and CLE credits are offered. For all the details, check out the brochure and registration form at this LINK.
The first BioBlitz was in Jackson, MS, and was a big success – over 100 people spent the day counting species of birds, insects, plants, trees, mammal tracks, etc. This helps to measure the biodiversity of a given area. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s educational. If you missed the first one, and are looking for a Saturday project for yourself and/or your kids come on out Saturday October 4th. Check out the details on the brochure at this LINK.
Check out comprehensive information on this impressive event at the website from this LINK.
THIS IS A FIRST FOR US SO GET ON BOARD – PASS THE INFORMATION ALONG!
During a BioBlitz, students, teachers, residents, and scientists work together to identify as many species as they can. A BioBlitz provides a picture of the amount of biodiversity in
a place and sparks interest in ecology and living things. The Mississippi BioBlitz is fun for
the whole family! Check the flyer here for more info: MississippiBioBlitzJackson RED
Thursday Sept 25, 2014, 8:30 AM – 2 PM, Benton County Agri-Center
This class provides a field experience to determine when
a pine stand is ready for a thinning. You will learn “hands-on” how to measure trees and
make calculations to evaluate the stand. Click on this LINK for the details.
This workshop is sponsored by the Mississippi Tree Farm Committee. There are CFE credits for the course, and there are qualification requirements for registering. Details are given in the brochure. If you are interested in becoming a Tree Farm Inspector, check it out.