Hurricane Katrina Forest Recovery

As we work together to tackle the historic challenge that Hurricane Katrina has presented to the forestry communities of Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama, we hope that this blog will be a valuable resource and tool.

Wednesday, September 21

Forestry Commission Providing Forestry Help to Landowners

The Mississippi Forestry Commission is providing information to landowners and homeowners who have trees damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Commission foresters also meet with landowners to guide them with tree damage evaluation and salvage options.

“The Mississippi Forestry Commission provides technical assistance to Mississippi’s private nonindustrial forest landowners,” said interim State Forester Everard Baker. “Our goal is to meet the forestry needs of the private landowners who have timber damaged by this devastating storm.”

Information available from the Forestry Commission includes: how to find a logger, finding a professional forester, timber salvage concerns, evaluating tree damage, casualty loss tax information, replanting cutover areas, and several key websites for related information.

Tree care information for homeowners who have storm-damaged yard trees is also available from the Forestry Commission.

Individuals seeking timber damage and/or tree care information can visit the commission’s website at


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