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Arbor Day is around the corner, don’t forget to thank a tree

Arbor day is celebrated on Friday, February 10 2017 in Mississippi. It is a day to celebrate the statewide contribution of trees and forests. 

Arbor day also kicks off a week long event called, Tree Planting Week in Mississippi. It was designated by Gov. Phil Bryant to encourage the conservation of Mississippi’s trees and forests.

The Mississippi Forestry Commission reached out to natural resource partners to compile a list of tree giveaways and sales that will be happening that week  You can find that information here.

On Arbor Day and Tree Planting Week community partners, families, and friends join together to celebrate the benefits of trees and urban forests to recognize the unique beauty and diversity of our native trees, which provide a powerful and lasting impression on visitors and lifelong memories for residents. Trees will be planted statewide, creating a lasting legacy for future generations.

Mississippi has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1926 as a special day to recognize the statewide contributions of trees and forests. The State of Mississippi benefits from forestry, which contributes $12.79 billion to the state’s economy, over $20 million (on average) toward education through School Trust Land timber sale revenue, and employs almost 70,000 people.

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