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Community Tree Care

Tree Care Professionals

See our tips for selecting a tree care professional to care for your trees.

Tree Surgeons

Request a list of licensed tree surgeons through the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce, Bureau of Plant Industry at (662) 325-7766. The Bureau of Plant Industry also regulates professional services for weed control, pest control, and landscape gardening.

Certified Professional Tree Care Vendors

The following are professional tree care vendors known to the Mississippi Forestry Commission that can provide advice on tree care. These vendors must earn continuing education credits every year to remain certified. This is for public reference only and not an endorsement of any particular vendor.

Certified Arborists

ISA Certified Arborists have obtained a minimum of three additional years of work experience managing the establishment and maintenance of urban trees. To find a certified arborist in your area, visit the International Society of Arboriculture website.

Tree Care Resources

Sick Tree FAQ

We answer common questions about caring for trees on your property.

Ash Tree Inventory and Emerald Ash Borer Cost Calculator Tool

This tool allows users to map and inventory trees in their community, calculate their benefits, track and report on maintenance and management needs, and create cost scenarios for managing Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

Pruning Information

Pruning can be of great value to shade and ornamental trees. Not only does it improve the appearance of most trees, but properly pruned trees will normally remain healthier and live longer than unpruned trees.

Download our Guide to Pruning Shade and Ornamental Trees.

Tree Care in Construction Sites

MFC’s Guide to Tree Protection Standards in Construction Sites gives your trees the best chance of survival both during and after construction. You’ll be following advice from professional arborists combined with published standards and practices in order to protect your trees from damage.

More Information

Other resources for sick trees:

Contact Misty Booth, Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator, at, to learn what trees grow well in your area, get advice on tree health, receive contact information for other local professionals and obtain a variety of other valuable services.