In Mississippi, February is the month for tree planting, giveaways, educational events and activities to celebrate Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week.
MSWCC requested information about activities taking place, and we have compiled the information for reference. Some SWCDs did not plan activities this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Other SWCDs opt for a yearly tree sale and take orders in advance. The list provided is information compiled from SWCDs responding with the activities planned for tree week. If you have any questions about the events listed, please contact your county SWCD.
If you need assistance with your event(s), please contact your MSWCC Field Representative.
Neshoba County SWCD event
Neshoba County plans to host a virtual tree program for Neshoba Central Elementary third grade students (approximately 250 students) with pine tree seedlings donated by Arborgen and SuperTree Seedlings. The speaker for the event will be Paul Jeffreys. For more information, contact Neshoba County Soil and Water Conservation District Administrator Erica Fortenberry at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 601-656-8783.
Montgomery County SWCD event
The Montgomery County SWCD plans to go to local elementary schools in Winona and give away 155 trees to fifth graders. For more information, please contact Carla Walls, Montgomery County Soil and Water District Administrator, 601-824-4601, ext. 3, or email email@example.com.