The Mississippi Forestry Commission recommends having trees around your home inspected regularly for safety. After severe weather events, it is even more important to have a Certified Arborist assess the trees around your home for damage. For more information about hazardous tree assessments for homeowners, visit: http://bit.ly/HomeownerTrees
Arbor Day in Mississippi is Friday, February 10, 2017. February 10-17, 2017 is also Tree Planting Week in Mississippi as designated by Governor Phil Bryant's Arbor Day/ Tree Planting Week Proclamation.
Jackson, Miss. – The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) conducted an aerial detection flight of the area affected by the EF-3 tornado that traveled through Lamar, Forrest, and Perry counties on January 21, 2017. The purpose was to assess damage to forested acreage and estimate the potential economic impact. To view a map of the tornadoes path, click here.
Jackson, Miss. - Effective December 9, 2016, all remaining County burn bans have been lifted. Please continue to use care when engaging in outdoor burning activities. Check the weather forecast - do not burn on windy days, and find out if there is a burn ban in your area before doing any outdoor burning.
JACKSON, Miss. - Deer hunting season (gun with dog) begins November 19, 2016, in most parts of Mississippi. People will be out in the woods this weekend in large numbers, and they will be looking for ways to keep warm. The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) would like to remind hunters that they should not use a wood-burning campfire, bonfire, fire pit, fire ring, burn barrel - anything with an open flame that produces an ember.
JACKSON, Miss. - In Mississippi, 76 out of 82 counties remain under burn bans. The Governor's partial state level ban and all individual county bans remain in effect through the weekend.
The dry cold front coming in today will make conditions favorable for an increase in the frequency and severity of wildfire activity.
JACKSON, Miss. – One wildfire-related fatality has been reported in Montgomery County. The Mississippi Forestry Commission (MFC) would like to express our deepest condolences to those affected by the tragic incident.