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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.

2023 Arbor Day Events, Tree Giveaways & Sales

We will be adding 2023 Arbor Day Events and Tree Giveaways & Sales as we receive them so please check back regularly. If you are aware of an Arbor Day event, tree giveaway, or sale, please email keasley@mfc.ms.gov, and we will add it to our list.

Adams County Date – February 17, 2023
Time – 7 am-noon
Location – 110 Northgate Rd, Natchez, MS
Contact –  Theresa McGaughey; theresa.mcgaughey@ms.nacdnet.net
 
Sale Trees:  A variety of Apple, Plum & Peach, several varieties of hardwoods, and flowering Dogwood trees.  Pine Seedlings are to be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
Alcorn CountyDate- February 9th
Time- 8 am until gone
Location- 3103 Mullins Drive, Corinth, MS 38834
Contact- Seth Bragg
Giveaway Trees- Multiple oak species, pecans, bald cypress, Chinese chestnut, persimmon, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, and red buckeye
Attala CountyTree seedling sale in the fall- order deadline is around the end of November.
Bareroot berry sale – January 23rd – March 17th
Native plant sale in the spring- start mid-March; deadline is mid-May.
Contact – Rebekkah Bingham
Clay CountyDate- February 17, 2023
Time- 8 am
Location- 44 N Jackson Street, West Point, MS 39773
Contact- Laura Smith
Giveaway Trees- Eastern Redbud, white flowering dogwood, red mulberry, persimmon, sawtooth oak, swamp chestnut. Also, a few different species of oak will be donated by Native Nurseries.
Desoto CountyDate – February 9
Time – 8 am until gone
Location- 3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672 (BankPlus Sports Center, Indoor Soccer Field)
Contact- Meleiah Tyus, 662-912-4152, desotocountyswcd@gmail.com
Giveaway Trees- American plum, bald cypress, blueberry bush, eastern red maple, hackberry, hydrangea, loblolly pine, native pecan, Nuttall oak, paw paw, persimmon, river birch, sassafras, sawtooth oak, Shumard oak, southern magnolia, spicebush, tulip poplar, white flowering dogwood, and white oak
Forrest CountyDate- February 9, 2023
Time- 10 am
Location- 962 Sullivan Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (Lynn Cartlidge Forrest County Multi-Purpose Center)
Contact person- Deena Hunter
Giveaway Trees- Chinese Chestnut, Chestnut oak, Sawtooth oak, Hazelnut, Persimmon, American plum, Pecan
Franklin CountySale- presale until January 10, 2023
Contact person- Mary Sullivan
Grenada CountyDate- February 10, 2023
Time- 9:30- 11:30
Location- 2330 Sunset Drive, Grenada (Grenada USDA bldg.)
Contact person- Lashon Counts
Giveaway Trees- Sawtooth oak, Nuttall oak, eastern redbud, white flowering dogwood
Hinds CountyS.T.E.M., Leaves, and Trees
Friday, February 10, 2023
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
Location: MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
For more information, please contact Nicole Smith at 601-576-6000 or by email at nicole.smith@mmns.ms.gov

Event Details
Humphreys CountyJoin us for the Mississippi Forestry Commission’s statewide Arbor Day Observance. We will begin the day with training and planting 44 trees, followed by a Celebration.
Friday, February 10, 2023
9:00 am Tree Planting begins
11:00 am – Arbor Day Celebration/Observance
9 Belzoni Community Garden
Itawamba CountyDate- February 17, 2023
Time- 9 am until
Location- 201 Mueller Brass Road, Fulton, MS
Contact person- Anna Archie
Giveaway Trees- 500 12” bare-root: Persimmon (100), Sawtooth Oak (150), Nuttall Oak (150), Hardy Pecan (100)
Jackson CountyDate: February 10th, 9 am until supplies exhausted
MGCCC Jackson County Campus
Free Tree Seedlings – Sweetshrub, Swamp Chestnut, Mayhaw, Chinquapin, Sawtooth Oak, and Fringe
Jefferson Davis CountyDate- January 30 – February 1, 2023
Time- 9 am – 3 pm
Location – 714 Columbia Avenue, Prentiss, MS 39474
Contact person- Hope Daley
Sale Trees- Chinquapin, Sawtooth oak, Catalpa, Bald cypress, Crabapple, hardy pecan, American plum, kousa dogwood, peach, pear, plum, apple, and blueberry bushes
Jones CountyDate- February 13th
Time- 8 am- 4:30
Location- 3536 Hwy 15 North, Laurel, MS 39440
Contact person- Ashley Jones
Sale Trees- Fruit trees, hardwoods, and shrubs
Lee CountyDate- February 10, 2023
Time- 8 am until gone
Location- 3098 Cliff Gookin Blvd, Tupelo
Contact- Monica Gates
Giveaway Trees- Hardwoods 
Lafayette CountyDate- February 10th, 2023
Time- 8 am until gone
Location- 70 F. D. Buddy East Parkway, Oxford, MS 38655
Contact- Lee Patterson, Steven Tucker, Carol Watts
Giveaway Trees- bald cypress, persimmon, red crape myrtle, white ok, hardy pecan, apple, sawtooth oak, muscadine grape vine, grape vine concord black, apple yellow delicious, swamp chestnut oak, Nutall oak, red maple, sugar maple, Belle of Georgia peach, Bartlett pear, Santa rosa plum, black walnut
Lamar CountyLamar County Soil & Water Conservation District
Date-February 10th
Time- 9 am while supplies last
Location: Lamar Co.Multipurpose Building, 99 Central Industrial Row, Purvis, MS
Giveaway Trees: Flowering Dogwood, Sugarberry, Indigobush, Buttonbush, Silver Maple, Crabapple, and American Plum
Lauderdale CountyDate- February 7th, 2023
Time- 8 am while supplies last
Location- 1030 Hwy 19 South, Meridian, MS- USDA Service Center
Giveaway Trees- Persimmon, Sawtooth Oak, Swamp Chestnut, Nuttall Oak, Shumard Oak, Bald Cypress 
Leake CountySale- presale was in October and November.
Will be given out end of January, first of February
Lowndes CountyDate- February 2nd and 3rd, 2023
Time- 8 a until 4 pm or until gone
Location- 2282 Martin Luther King Jr Drive Ste #1, Columbus, MS 39705
Contact person- Lori Chiasson
Giveaway- one bundle per person
Trees- river birch, pecan, sawtooth oak, laurel oak, loblolly pine. Each bundle contains one of each.
Monroe CountyDate – February 10th
Time – 8 am
Location – 517 Hwy 145 N, Aberdeen, MS 39730
Contact Person – Ronda Garcia
Giveaway – 5 trees per bundle
Sale – wildflower seeds (no limit)
Trees – sawtooth oak, red maple, Nuttall oak, Washington hawthorn, American plum, pawpaw, southern magnolia
Seeds- sensation cosmos, candy tuft, catchfly, painted daisy, and annual wildflower mix
Montgomery CountyDate- February 9th
Time- 8 am-12 pm
Location- 11 West Courthouse Drive, Winona, MS 38967
Contact person- Carla Walls
Giveaway and Sale
Trees- Sawtooth oak, Persimmon, crape myrtle, cypress, dogwood
Newton CountyNewton County Soil & Water
Date- February 9, 2023
Time- 9 am
Location – USDA Office – 76 Little Rock Decatur Road, Decatur, MS 39327

Giveaway Trees- Bald cypress, Persimmon, Eastern Redbud, Red Maple, White flowering dogwood, Nuttall oak, sawtooth oak, Chinese chestnut. 

Limit of 3 trees of each species per landowner.
 
For further information, please call the Newton County Soil & Water office at 601-635.2327 ext 3.
Panola CountyDate- February 10, 2023
Time- 9 am until gone
Location- 175 Broom Ridge Road, Batesville, MS 38606
Contact person- Jessica Downs
Giveaway Trees- Nuttall oak, sawtooth oak, bald cypress, persimmon, mayhaw
Pearl River CountyDate – Presale was October 1-December 1, 2022
Trees will be delivered on January 23, 2023. Pickup TBD
Location- 310 Hwy 26 East, Ste A, Poplarville, MS 39470
Contact person- Jenna Deschamp
Presale, raffling blue hydrangea and giveaway a peach tree
Prentiss CountyDate- February 10, 2023
Time- 9 am until gone
Location- 615 West Church Street, Booneville, MS 38829 (USDA Service Center)
Contact- Teressa Haney- 662-728-9003 ext 3
Giveaway Trees- Chinkapin Oak, Water oak, white oak, bald cypress, persimmon 
Rankin CountyDate- February 2, 2023
Time- 8 am-11 or until gone
Location- 601 Marquette Road, Brandon, MS 39042
Contact- Hannah Vanderford
Giveaway Trees- White crape myrtle, sugar maple, white flowering dogwood, white oak, sawtooth oak, redbud
Scott CountyDate- February 7th, 2023
Time- 8 am until 4:30
Location- 1099 Hwy 35 South, Forest, MS 39074 (USDA Service Center)
Contact- Gilda Warren
Giveaway Trees- Nutall oak, sawtooth oak, bald cypress, Chinese chestnut, river birch, poplar, redbud, dogwood, loblolly pines
Smith CountyDate- February 15, 2023
Time- 7:30-4:30
Location- 227 Magnolia Drive, Raleigh
Contact person- Debbie Smith
Giveaway and Sale Trees- Cypress, sawtooth oak, red and sugar maple, white dogwood, red crape myrtle, redbuds
Stone CountyDate- February 10, 2023
Time- 9 am
Location- Fairgrounds St, Wiggins, MS 39577
Contact Person- Elizabeth Lott, 601-928-4881, ext 3
Giveaway Trees- Sawtooth oak, White oak, Elderberry, Red Bay, Western Mayhaw
Tate CountyDate-February 10, 2023
Time- 8 am until gone
Location- Tate farmers market- 451 Norfleet Drive, Senatobia, MS 38668
Contact person- Cathy Tarver
Giveaway Trees- sourwood, southern magnolia, tulip poplar, white flowering dogwood, loblolly pine, cherry bark oak, Nuttall oak, Shumard oak, white oak, pecan, persimmon, redbud
Tishomingo CountyDate- February 11th
Location- Fairgrounds
Union CountyDate- February 9, 2023
Time- 9 am
Location- 1510A Mansford Drive, New Albany
Contact Person- Marie Alderson
Giveaway Trees – Sawtooth oak
Yalobusha CountyDate- February 9
Time- 9 am
Location- 114 Front Street, Coffeeville, MS 38922 (NRCS office)
Contact person- Sherry Bennett-Bishop
Giveaway Trees- Persimmon