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OCEAN SPRINGS — The ideal time to plant a tree is any time, says longtime resident Ethelyn Connor.
“We should all be tree huggers,” Connor said during a Tree Canopy Awards ceremony Tuesday. “Planting and nurturing trees is a way to guarantee life for future generations.”
Connor, referred to as the “Tree Lady” here, presented two 2010 Tree Canopy Awards on behalf of the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce.
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The ceremony was held at the Gulf Coast Research Lab in Ocean Springs because one of the recipients was the lab’s superintendent, Mike Funk. Members of Scout Troop 271, who have planted more than 250 trees on the grounds since Katrina hit the Coast, took home the other.