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The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) and Plan-It Geo recently launched a new online tool for communities and individuals to report sightings of the Chinese Tallow, also known as the “Popcorn” tree.

Popcorn trees may look harmless, but they are one of the top 10 worst invasive weeds in Mississippi. Popcorn Trees spread like wildfire, overtaking native vegetation, damaging wildlife habitats, and destroying nature’s balance. Popcorn trees have distinct heart-shaped leaves, dangling yellow flowers, and fruit that appears similar to popcorn.

Help the Mississippi Forestry...

The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) has been proud of our service to the public and protection of the state’s valuable forest resources since 1926. Committed to delivering quality services and assistance to both rural and urban landowners, the MFC looks forward to the continued privilege of caring for Mississippi’s trees, forests, and natural resources. Our Mission is to provide active leadership in forest protection, forest management, forest inventory, and effective forest information distribution, necessary for Mississippi's sustainable forest-based economy.


Charlie W. Morgan, Jr.
State Forester


Forest Health

Assisting timber owners in forest pest management by conducting forest pest surveys and evaluations.

Forest Information

Forest Information supports all MFC program areas by providing information to mass media outlets to release forestry and agency information to the public. A variety of delivery methods are used to reach people in the most effective manner.

Forest Management

Promoting management practices which maintain the integrity of the environment and provide for our future natural resource needs for both private and public landowners in Mississippi.

Forest Protection

Protecting our forests from both wildfire and illegal arson activities, forest protection ensures that Mississippi forests continue to flourish.