Replant takes more orders for free trees - Yahoo Local - SunHerald.com:
Group has given away more than 46,000 in South Mississippi
GULFPORT — Replant South Mississippi is accepting new orders for free trees to replenish thousands of native Mississippi trees destroyed by Hurricane Katrina or rebuilding projects.
The six southernmost counties lost an estimated 300,000 trees, including majestic Live oaks that had graced the region for hundreds of years.
Replant South Mississippi has given away 46,717 trees in the past two years.
“Our goal is to replace many, if not all, of the trees lost,” said Judy Steckler, director of the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain.
Replant South Mississippi is a partnership of the Land Trust and the Sun Herald, with funding assistance from the Mississippi Forestry Commission.