Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pass Christian Pirates put down roots -- of 120 trees - Pass Christian, MI

Pass Christian Pirates put down roots -- of 120 trees - Pass Christian -

Unplanted trees, piles of dirt, shovels and wheelbarrows were scattered as the sun shined Saturday morning on the Pass Christian High School ballpark.
During this break from the frigid winter weather, members of the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain, the Pass Christian Garden Club and the PCHS Pirates baseball and softball teams joined forces to plant 120 red maple, Southern magnolia and willow trees on the grounds surrounding the fields.
The tree planting is part of the Land Trust’s Replant South Mississippi program, which has supported the planting of trees in almost every town in the six coastal counties. At the request of PCHS horticulture teacher John Halliday and Pirates baseball coach Paul Wolverton, the Land Trust worked with the school district and Alderwoman Renee Brooks to have the trees planted.

Photo: Kaley Turfitt/Special to the Sun Herald Pass Christian

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