Extension & Service
Newly planted trees and some existing stands may qualify under the Voluntary Carbon Market as sequestered carbon. This allows forest landowners to sell carbon credits to industries that require an offset. Forestry faculty and staff guide landowners through the potential revenue generation of selling carbon credits.
Weather-related forest damage is inevitable in Mississippi and the South. Hurricanes, ice storms, tornados, and high winds can affect any part of the state. Forestry faculty and staff provide information to help landowners recover from natural disasters.
With the increased value of timber and other forest products, forest economics has become much more important to Mississippi landowners and policy makers. Forestry faculty and staff analyze the economic impacts of the forest industry by county, congressional district, and the state to bring awareness of the importance of these industries. Forestry faculty and staff also help landowners understand timber prices and taxes.
Managing working forests is vital to maintain Mississippi's natural resources. A key to successful forest management is a written management plan in which landowners define their management objectives, inventory their current forest resources, and plan activities to accomplish objectives consistent with existing resources. Forestry faculty and staff can guide landowners in forest management activities to improve this family asset.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to your questions related to economics, forestry for beginners, management and regeneration, marketing, and timber taxation.
Forest landowners often have different objectives for their forest land but all are interested in harvesting timber for profit. Forestry faculty and staff assist landowners with information related to thinning, market prices, cut and wait decisions, and marketing their timber.
Urban and Community Forestry
Urban and community forestry is a specialized branch of forestry that deals with the cultivation and management of trees in urban settings. The activity takes a comprehensive approach to trees, both individual and aggregate, for the present and potential contribution to the well-being of local society and local ecology. Forestry faculty and staff assists towns and communities in learning how to best manage their urban forest.