Pass Christian, MS (September 27, 2007)- Free training on selecting, identifying and growing trees is open to all, and those affiliated with South Mississippi cities are especially encouraged to attend. The Master Urban Forestry Training is offered by Friends of Pass Christian Parks and the Mississippi Urban Forest Council.
The program, comprising two days about a month apart, will be Saturday and Oct. 27 at the Pass Christian Library. It consists of two indoor classes from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day and field studies, which will be completed on participants’ schedules. Lunch will be provided by DuPont.
“We’re tying it in with Greenprint,” said Renee Brooks of Friends of Pass Christian Parks. Greenprint South Mississippi, a new nonprofit organization, was created to help reforest the Coast. The group is designed to support Replant South Mississippi, which will place 300,000 native sapling trees on the Coast. Plans are under way to plant the first 5,000 in Pass Christian, Brooks said. “It’s important to know how to take care of them as they go into public spaces,” Brooks said.
That’s why the organization is especially encouraging public officials and employees to attend, she said. Teachers, elected officials, arborists, park and recreation managers, landscape architects, foresters, master gardeners and planners can earn continuing-education credits for participating in the program.
For details or to register, contact Renee Brooks at 452-9152.
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