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An emerald ash borer sits on a green leaf.
Emerald ash borer, an invasive pest, has not been detected in Mississippi, but it is established in all surrounding states, except Florida. Without preventive treatment to trees, these pests can kill all 16 species of ash trees and white fringe trees. Photo by Debbie Miller, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
July 16, 2020 - Filed Under: Insects, Insects-Home Lawns, Insects-Pests, Trees, Urban and Community Forestry

Do you have ash trees or white fringe trees in your home landscape? If you do and you love them, you should be on the lookout for the emerald ash borer.

Success Stories

A black metal bench overlooking the cemetery sits under the shade of a large, green tree.
Lawn and Garden, Trees, Natural Resources, Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry
Volume 5 Number 1

Foreman Matthew Ellis is responsible for keeping the grounds of the Biloxi National Cemetery in shape. But it’s more than just a job to him.

A white sign with dark green lettering reads, “Monarch Waystation: This site provides milkweeds, nectar sources, and shelter needed to sustain monarch butterflies as they migrate through North America. Certified and registered by Monarch Watch as an official Monarch Waystation. Create, Conserve, & Protect Monarch Habitats.”
Wildlife Youth Education, About Extension, Master Gardener, Insects, Lawn and Garden, Flower Gardens, Herb Gardens, Places for Wildlife, The Story of Plants and People, Vegetable Gardens, Urban and Community Forestry, Urban and Backyard Wildlife, Wildlife Economics and Enterprises
Volume 4 Number 2

See what's new in Extension: a new monarch garden, a storytelling series will begin, the Garden Expo highlights Extension education, and Keep America Beautiful recognizes MSU Extension.

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ECTO Apps

Filed Under: Urban and Community Forestry
App type: iOS Universal (iPhone + iPad)
TreeMetrics makes urban forest inventories easy. This app leads you through many of the most important measurements necessary for tree benefit mapping using a bottom-up inventory approach. Metrics include GPS coordinates, reference objects, and plot information for sample inventories (e.g., land use, ground cover). Individual tree metrics include a species selection list with UFORE codes, tree height, DBH, crown measurements, impervious surface, energy savings measures, and tree hazard indicators. Users can take photos of trees within the app.

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