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Arbor Day Events, Tree Giveaways & Sales

Below is a list of Arbor Day Celebrations, as well as tree sales and giveaways. The Mississippi Forestry Commission encourages all citizens to celebrate Mississippi Arbor Day by planting a new tree, ensuring the health of our community forests for future generations.

If you are aware of an Arbor Day event or tree giveaway or sale that is not listed, please email comments@mfc.ms.gov, and we will add the information.

2021 Arbor Day Events

CountyArbor Day Event
George CountyCity of Lucedale Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway

Date: Friday, February 12 at 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Location: Lucedale City Park

Small tree giveaway to follow the ceremony.

Willow Oak, Sawtooth Oak, River Birch, Chinquapin, Redbud, Green Ash, Swamp Red Bay, Laurel Oak and Baldcypress
Harrison CountyCity of Biloxi 33rd Annual Arbor Day 5K / 1 Mile Run/Walk/Roll & ¼ Mile Challenge

Date: Saturday, February 20 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Town Green
Race Info: Registration Required
https://raceroster.com/events/2021/38152/33rd-annual-arbor-day-5k
https://gulfcoastrunningclub.org/
Harrison CountyPresentation of Mississippi Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week Proclamation
City of Biloxi – City Council Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Details: https://biloxi.ms.us/departments/city-council/
Hinds CountySTEM, Leaves and Trees 2021

Date: Friday, February 12, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Additional Information: Reservations are required.
https://www.mdwfp.com/museum/calendar/stem-leaves-and-trees-2021/
Jackson CountyCity of Ocean Springs Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Giveaway

Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: Ocean Springs Civic Center
Seedlings available: Live Oak, Cherrybark Oak, Sawtooth Oak, and River Birch
Limit 2 seedlings per person
Contact: 228-875-6722
Jackson CountyUniversity of Southern Mississippi – Gulf Coast Research Laboratory Arbor Day Celebration and Drive-through Tree Giveaway

Date Change: Now, Friday, February 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Halstead Campus Entrance – 703 East Beach Drive, Ocean Springs
Available seedlings: live oak, cherrybark oak, willow oak, river birch (limit three per person)
Jones CountyGardiner Park Arboretum Rededication Ceremony
Date: Thursday, February 11 at 10:30 a.m.
Location: Gardiner Park in Laurel
Leake CountyTown of Walnut Grove Drive-through Arbor Day Celebration

Date: Friday, February 12 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Walnut Grove Town Hall
Oktibbeha CountyMississippi State University Annual Arbor Day Celebration and Tree Planting Ceremony

Date: Friday, February 12 at 11:30 a.m.
Location: Northeast side of the MSU Drill Field near Lee Hall and the McCain Engineering Building
Contact: Joshua Granger at 662-325-0596

2021 Tree Giveaways & Sales

County
Adams CountyAdams County Tree Sale, Giveaway

Date: February 19 from 7 a.m. – Noon
Location: USDA Service Center, 110 Northgate Road, Natchez
Contact: 601-493-2869 theresa.mcgaughey@ms.nacdnet.net

Pine seedlings will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Ornamental and wildlife seedlings will be sold at a nominal cost. These are bare-root seedlings from 1-1/2 to 3 feet high, individually wrapped and labeled.
Proceeds from the SWCD Auxiliary sale will be used to support school programs for Conservation Youth Camp, Teacher Conservation Workshop, Poster Contest, and other conservation education programs.
Calhoun CountyCalhoun County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 3
Location: 411 South Main Street, Calhoun City
Contact: Sandra Lee, sandra.lee@ms.nacdnet.net
662-628-8732, ext. 101

Varieties include Sawtooth Oak, Bald Cypress, Red Mulberry, Persimmon, American Plum, Southern Magnolia, and Northern Catalpa. Limit of 1 tree per person
Carroll CountyCarroll County 2021 Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12
Location: 12836 Highway 35, Carrollton
Contact: Ellen Amber Carpenter, ellen.carpenter@usda.gov
662-237-0198, ext. 101

Sawtooth Oak, White Pine, Bald Cypress, and Persimmon will be given away. Carroll County took preorders for trees, which should be picked up by the purchaser(s) on Feb. 12
Clay CountyClay County Tree Giveaway

Date: February 19 at 8 a.m.
Location: USDA Service Center,
44 N. Jackson Street, West Point
Contact: 662-494-6344

Must be a resident of Clay County to receive trees.
Eastern Redbud, American Plum, Bald Cy-press, Sawtooth Oak, Cherry Bark Oak, Shumard Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak
Coahoma CountyCoahoma County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 26 at 7:30 a.m. until supply runs out
Location: USDA Service Center parking Lot,
Clarksdale
Contact: Jeanne Hughes, NRCS-CD, Clarksdale,
jeanie.hughes@ms.nacdnet.net

Trees are free to people who live in Coahoma County; a variety of trees, first-come-first-served
DeSoto CountyDeSoto County SWCD Annual Public Tree Giveaway

*UPDATE* Now Friday, February 12th, 8 a.m. – Noon

Location: Bank Plus Sports Center, Indoor Soccer Complex, 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672
Contact: Meleiah Tyus
(662) 912-4152
desotocountyswcd@gmail.com
25,000 seedlings – 20 species
Forrest CountyForrest County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 11 at 10 a.m.
Location: Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center, Hattiesburg
Contact: Deena Hunter, deena.hunter@ms.nacdnet.net,
601-583-1134, ext. 3

Seedlings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis: Common Apple, Chestnut Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Sawtooth Gobbler Oak, Persimmon, and Chickasaw Plum.
Humphreys CountyHumphreys County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12
Location: 304 West Jackson Street, Belzoni
Contact: Marilyn Shelton,
marilyn.shelton@ms.nacdnet.net
662-247-8732

A variety of oak seedlings; free to the public.
Hinds CountyHinds County SWCD Tree Sale

Date: February 6 at 8 a.m.
Location: 322 New Market Drive, Jackson
Contact: Wyvette Robinson
Hinds County SWCD District Coordinator
601-718-2885
wyvette.robinson@ms.nacdnet.net
Lafayette CountyLafayette County Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12 at 8 a.m.
Location: Lafayette County Multipurpose Center,
70 F.D. “Buddy” East South Parkway, Oxford
Contact: Jimmie Carol Watts
jimmiecarol.watts@ms.nacdnet.net
662-234-8701, ext. 3

Fruit trees: Belle of Georgia Peach, Bartlett Pear, and Santa Rosa Plum.
Hardwood trees: Bald Cypress, Black Walnut, Chinese Chestnut, Eastern Redbud, Persimmon, Red Maple, Sawtooth Oak, White Oak, White Flowering Dogwood, Southern Magnolia.
Pine Seedlings: Limit of 1 per variety for fruit trees and Southern Magnolia; hardwood seedlings limited to 3 varieties; and pine seedlings limited to 2 bundles of 25 seedlings.
Lamar CountyLamar County Tree Giveaway

Date: Friday, February 12, 9 a.m.
Location: Purvis Multipurpose Building
Contact: Lisa Browning, (601) 270-1937
Lincoln CountyLincoln County Mike Warren Tree Sale
(in memory of Mr. Mike Warren)

Date: February 25
Location: Lincoln County SWCD,
1395 Johnny Johnson Drive, Suite C, Brookhaven
Contact: Kati Smith
kati.smith@usda.gov
601-833-9321
Monroe CountyMonroe County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12 at 8 a.m.
Location: Monroe County USDA Ag. Complex,
Aberdeen

First come, first served. Tree giveaway will NOT begin until 8 AM; no trees will be held for anyone. Must be present to receive trees. Limited to Monroe County Landowners only; limit of 5 trees per person. Varieties include Sawtooth Oak, Red Maple, Nuttall Oak, Pawpaw (Banana Tree), Chestnut Oak, American Plum.
Panola CountyPanola County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Panola County SWCD, 175 Broom Ridge Road, Suite D, Batesville
Contact: Jessica Downs,
jessica.downs@ms.nacdnet.net
662-578-8045

Varieties include Cherrybark Oak, Lauren Oak, Shumard Oak, Willow Oak, Bald Cy-press.
Pearl River CountyCrosby Arboretum Arbor Day Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, Feb 13 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Location: The Crosby Arboretum/MSU Extension Service
370 Ridge Road, Picayune, MS 39466

Arboretum members enter at 9 a.m., general public from 10 a.m. to Noon, weather permitting. There will be 21 varieties for sale featuring Native Deciduous Azaleas.
Prentiss CountyPrentiss County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12 at 9 a.m.
Location: Booneville NRCS Field office, 615 West Church Street, Booneville
Contact: Teressa Gresham teressa.gresham@ms.nacdnet.net
662-728-9003

Varieties include oaks such as Cherrybark Oak, Pin Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Water Oak, and Persimmon.
Rankin CountyRankin County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 4
Location: 911 Building, Marquette Road, Brandon
Because of COVID-19 precautions, the location may change to an outside event at the Rankin County SWCD office,
300 Community Way.
Contact: Hannah Vanderford, hannah.vanderford@ms.nacdnet.net
601-824-4601, ext. 3
Sunflower CountySunflower County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 11
Location: Sunflower County SWCD, 210 N. Martin Luther King Drive, Indianola
Contact: Tammy Kitchens
tammy.kitchens@ms.nacdnet.net
662-887-9799

A variety of oak seedlings available; free to the public
Tallahatchie CountyTallahatchie County SWCD/NRCS Tree Giveaway

Date: February 12 at 8 a.m.
Location: USDA parking lot,
360W Cypress Street, Charleston
Contact: Tiffany Franklin
tiffany.franklin@ms.nacdnet.net
662-647-8857, ext. 101
Warren CountyWarren County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 5
Location: Warren County SWCD, 2660 Sherman Avenue, Vicksburg
Contact: Nancy Melancon nancy.melancon@ms.nacdnet.net
601-630-0278
Washington CountyWashington County SWCD Tree Giveaway

Date: February 11
Location: 3038 E. Reed Rd., Suite 2, Greenville
Contact: Kelly Andrews
kelly.andrews@ms.nacdnet.net,
662-332-8616

Seedlings available are Bald Cypress, Water Oak, Shumard Oak.