Mississippi OOD 2014

The Mississippi Oak Open Days was a great experience represented by attendees from eight states. The weather cooperated nicely and though there had been several days of rain prior to the tours, the weather broke and we had two sunny days of mid to upper 80’s. We were treated to a welcome reception hosted by the Mossy Oak crew in an 1832 American Chestnut log cabin and enjoyed an impromptu tour of several spectacular oaks on the property. The second day we toured a private property filled with unusual species, and saw a number of interesting oaks around the West Point area. The last day we toured the Mississippi State campus in Starkville where we saw a number of interesting hybrid oaks, and concluded the OOD at the Mossy Oak Nativ Nurseries. Look for more in depth articles coming in Oak News & Notes and International Oaks. A special thanks to all attendees and to Dudley Phelps, Toxey Haas, Vandy Stubbs, Jesse Raley and Jason Gordon for organizing and leading tours, and grilling our supper! Check out the great photos in the photo gallery.

Ryan Russell