Free trees for Arbor Day!
Hardwood trees, such as this oak, thrive in many parts of Mississippi. The state celebrates Arbor Day Feb. 9, 2018. (Photo by Kevin Hudson)
This time of year, my love for trees joins my love for all things free, thanks to the generosity of several organizations, including the Natural Resources Conservation Service, Soil & Water Conservation District, and Mississippi Soil & Water Conservation Commission.
In celebration of Mississippi’s Arbor Day, held every year on the second Friday of February, several organizations sponsor tree giveaways and sales across the state. The Mississippi Forestry Association kindly rounds up the locations of participating counties. Types of trees vary at each location, and supplies are limited. Please note: not every giveaway happens on Arbor Day, so check the list to be sure you arrive bright and early on the right day for your free trees!
So celebrate Arbor Day and Mississippi’s official Tree Planting Week Feb. 9-16 by adding a tree to the landscape at your home or business!
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