Forest Health Program

The Mississippi Forestry Commission assists Mississippi timber owners in forest pest management by conducting forest pest surveys and evaluations. Landowners with timber damaged by forest pest will be informed of the location of the damage. Recommendations for practices on how to salvage timber and reduce/prevent damage from forest pest will be provided to landowners upon request.

Mississippi Forestry Commission's Forest Health Program Species of Concern:

  • Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica)
  • Kudzu (Pueraria Montana)
  • Chinese Tallow (Triadica sebifers)
  • Privet – Chinese/European (Ligustrum sinense)
  • Privet – Japanese/Glossy ( Ligustrium japonicum)
  • Japanese Climbing Fern (Lygodium japonicum)

Other Forest Health Concerns:

  • Laurel Wilt Disease and Redbay Ambrosia Beetle
  • The Southern Pine Beetle

Contact Forest Health Program

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Forest Health Program is not employed by or affiliated with the Land Conservation Assistance Network, and the Network does not certify or guarantee their services. The reader must perform their own due diligence and use their own judgment in the selection of any professional.

Contact Forest Health Program

Garron Hicks
Assistant Forest Management Chief
515 County Farm Lane NE
P.O. Box 749
Brookhaven, Mississippi  39602-0749
Phone: (662) 791-9747


Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Mississippi

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