“The Overstory” Forestry Extension Newsletter, 2nd Quarter 2015

In this edition you will find articles on Forest Succession and the Land Manager, the Mississippi Landowner Tree Improvement Cooperative, the signs of Emerald Ash Borer, and our a little something about our newest Forestry Extension Associate in Grenada, as well our regulars: Delta Hardwoods, and the MS Timber Price Report. Check it all out at this LINK.

SHORT COURSE: PINE REGENERATION: “KEEPING YOUR PROFITS GROWING”, July 28, 2015, Thompson Hall, Mississippi State University

A short course for forest landowners, land managers, professional foresters, loggers, and other interested parties.

Whatever your profession or other interests, this short course is an opportunity to add to your knowledge about the regeneration of pine trees. Ethics for Professional Foresters will also be offered.

For a look at the agenda and speakers, click on this LINK, to the brochure and registration slip.

Name This Tree

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This native tree grows in coastal landscapes on the East Coast. It needs fire to regenerate, which is one reason why it’s historical range has shrunk significantly as a result of fire suppression. It is special for creating important habitat for threatened and endangered species like gopher tortoise and the red cockaded woodpecker. It’s known for its long needles (up to 18 inches) and large cones (up to 10 inches). It can live for well over 100 years.