Beauvoir to host session on care of trees

Beauvoir will host a free hands-on seminar on May 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m . where participants can learn how to conserve trees, protect trees during construction, identify hazard trees, and generally maintain trees through pruning, root conservation, storm preparedness and correctly planting the right tree in the right place.

“This session is a great opportunity for anyone who manages trees on public or private properties,” said Donna Yowell of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, a group that has had a hand in planting 279,000 trees along the Mississippi coast since 2005. In fact, the group is also planning to plant new trees at Beauvoir.

The May 22 session is open to the public and lunch will also be included. Those interested should pre-register through Donna Yowell at or (601)672-0755 or Beauvoir at, (228) 388-4400.

The event is a project of the Mississippi Urban Forest Council, with funding through the Mississippi Forestry Commission and the U.S. Forest Service. Funding is also being supplied by the Mississippi the Coastal Impact Assistance Program, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources.