Arbor Day is all about planting and caring for one of our most renewable resources on Earth, our trees.
The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation hosted an Arbor Day tree giveaway today. Trees and seedlings were given to residents at the conservation’s district office in Gulfport. People shoveled in to select from a wide range of trees from live oaks to southern magnolias, along with thousands of seedlings. “If you’re worried about the climate, global warming, about the environment, nothing puts more oxygen back in our ecology than trees,” said Joe Buckley, Soil and Water Conservation deputy commissioner.
The free tree giveaway is an event that grows every year. The Soil and Water Conservation District Office is always accepting volunteers. If you want to get involved, they are located right next to Papa John’s on Highway 49.