Jason S. Gordon, PhD
Associate Extension/Research Professor
Department of Forestry
Mississippi State University
Box 9681 Thompson Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-8851
Fax: (662) 325-0027

Position: Statewide Urban and Community Forestry Extension Specialist
Responsibilities: Extension education, outreach, and research
Education: PhD, The Pennsylvania State University, Natural Resource Sociology
B.S., University of Georgia, Forestry
Affiliations: Society of American Foresters, International Society of Arboriculture, International Association for Society and Natural Resources                                   Credentials: Certified Arborist SO-6848A, Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)


  • Importance of community tree canopy
  • Urban forest inventories: Why and How
  • Tree pruning
  • Tree biomechanics
  • Tree appraisal
  • Disease and diagnosis
  • Post storm restoration practices
  • Urban forest strike teams
  • Urban forest risk assessment
  • Tree risk assessment
  • Tree identification
  • Urban forest management planning
  • Hiring an arborist or tree surgeon
  • Global positioning systems
  • Designing Green Infrastructure
  • Trees in construction zones