Forestry Meeting in Gulfport

Going green was the topic of conversation throughout Gulfport this afternoon as the 29th annual Urban and Community Forestry Conference kicked off today.
The conference provides education on the benefits of trees and why it’s important to plant trees all throughout the community. Benefits include energy saving, shade, water quality, habitat tourism, property value and more.
Twelve coastal communities will receive certification as a “Tree City USA” during the workshop.
The conference is a series of seminars that focus on enhancing the overall quality of the Gulf Coast environment. Donna Yowell, executive director of Mississippi Urban Forest Council, said, “Legal issues, insurance issues, maintenance of healthy trees, how to identify hazardous trees, how to prepare your landscaping trees for the next storm, storm preparedness and mitigation. For those of you who couldn’t attend the conference, you can find a lot of that material on our website.”
The conference will wrap up tomorrow afternoon at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Gulfport.

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