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Workshop to promote, educate about forestry

MISSISSIPPI STATE – Citizens interested in learning more about community and urban forestry have the opportunity to do so at a free workshop May 6.

Trees in Our Community: A Northwest Mississippi Community Forestry Workshop also provides training for the Urban Forest Master certificate. Sponsored by the Mississippi Urban Forestry Council, the workshop will be at the Starkville Sportsplex at 405 Lynn Lane in Starkville. The session lasts from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. with a break for lunch.

MUFC and Mississippi State University Extension Service personnel will lead the sessions. Topics will include everything from tree selection and planting to tree protection, community forestry and creating a comprehensive plan.

Continuing education credits are available for a variety of certifications including arborists, engineers, elected officials, foresters, landscape architects and planners.

To register or request more information, contact Donna Yowell at (601) 672-0755 or dyowell@aol.com. Information is available online.

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Writer: Brian Templeton

Released: April 29, 2010
Contact: Donna Yowell, (601) 672-0755