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PAAM Conference ….. Thurs. & Fri., Jan. 24-25, 2019 …..  Raymond, MS

Full Agenda will be out soon!

Speaker list:

Courtney Bohannon, Dept. of Labor - OSHA Regulations

A.D. Ali, Davey Tree Expert Co. - The Diagnostic Process

A.D. Ali, Davey Tree Expert Co. - Identification & Management of Pests & Beneficial’s Arthropods

John Auel, MSU - Chainsaw Safety

John Byrd, MSU - Identification & Control Mississippi ‘s Noxious Weeds

Gueth Braddock, Bayer CropScience - Science of Arboriculture

Eric Bridges, MSU - Urban Forest Valuation: How & Why

Susan Granbery, Georgia Forestry Commission - Building a Resilient Urban & Community Forest in Georgia

Jeff Wilson, MSU - Urban Tree Nursery Establishment

Susan Granbery, Georgia Forestry Commission - 155 Communities & Counties: Meeting the Needs of Communities & Important Partners

Sean McCarthy, Toyota Motor Corporation - Toyota’s Conservation Commitment

Bill Cooke, MSU - GIS for Urban Trees

Other activities *** Fishing and Golf Course ***
25+ acre well-stocked lake is open only  to guests staying @ Eagle Ridge Hotel
Green fees: $11 - $14; Cart rental: $7 - $14 @ Eagle Ridge Golf Course

Flyer and Registration

Robert Terrel Buckelew, 76, passed away on April 5, 2017 at Holmes County Long Term Care Center in Durant, MS. He was born on October 25, 1940 in Ellisville, MS to Harmon and Carrie Buckelew, who have preceded him in death. He graduated from Jones County Agricultural High School and Mississippi State University, where he retired from MSU Campus Landscape.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Denise Buckelew McSwain; and brother, Curtis Edward Buckelew.

He is survived by his sons, Thomas Milton Buckelew and wife Debra of Raymond, MS, and Robert Bryan Buckelew and wife Christy of Maben, MS; sisters, Elma Buckelew Stone of Ellisville, MS, Mary Buckelew Bisping of Ellisville, MS, and Nell Buckelew Slade of Turnerville, AL; grandchildren, Suzanna Buckelew Johnson of Maben, MS, and Melanie Buckelew Grable of Starkville, MS; and five great grandchildren.

Visitation is scheduled for Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville.  The funeral service is scheduled for Friday April 7th at 1:00 p.m. at Meadowview Baptist Church in Starkville, followed by the graveside at Memorial Garden Park Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to Meadowview Baptist Church, 300 Linden Circle, Starkville, MS 39759.  You can leave the family a condolence at

OSHA: Training could have prevented tree service worker's death

OSHA News Release – Region 2

Billy Kelly receives award

Billy Kelly, system arborist at 4-County Electric Power Association, was recently presented with the John G. Martin Award at the annual meeting of the southern chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

The Starkville resident received the honor at a March 22 meeting in Knoxville, Tenn. Each year, a member of the chapter – made up of arborists and other related professionals in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands – receives the prestigious award.

In presenting the award, ISA President Elect Michella Huff described Kelly as an arborist professional who exemplifies the backbone of the profession. “This man gives 150 percent to anything southern chapter. He is a worker bee to each task he tackles. I don’t think he sleeps,” Huff said. “He is always thinking and looking for ways to improve events and workshops and wants this great chapter to be promoted as much as possible.”
Kelly has worked with 4-County since 2012.

Tree climbing competition moved after residents speak out

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Southern Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture