We had a great meeting of the Professional Arborist Association of Mississippi (PAAM) in Meridian, MS. Mr. Guy Meilleur of Better Tree Care Associates based in Mt. Airy, NC provided the key note lectures. Mr. Meilleur is a practicing arborist, aerial consultant, and author of over 30 Detective Dendro articles featured in ISA’s Arbor News. Guy was an Instructor at Duke University and serves as the US contact for the Veteran Tree Network and the Ancient Tree Forum. We had over 90 arborists, foresters, and tree surgeons attend the conference. We learned a lot and look forward to a great 2016 annual meeting. For more information on PAAM, please contact MSU Urban and Community Forestry Extension.