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Posted on: February 8, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Annual Public Tree Giveaway Thursday

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DeSoto County Soil & Water Conservation District's Annual Public Tree Giveaway is Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Indoor Soccer Field located within the Bank Plus Sports Center. (3335 Pine Tar Alley, Southaven, MS 38672)

 The giveaway starts at 8am and ends when all trees are gone, or 12pm.

They have 25,000 seedlings to give away.  Below is a list of species

Babylon Weeping Willow
 Bald Cypress
 Blueberry Bush
 Eastern Redbud
 Ginkgo
 Hydrangea
 Loblolly Pine
 Native Pecan
 Paw Paw
 Persimmon
 Red Mulberry
 River Birch
 Sassafras
 Sawtooth Oak
 Spicebush
 Sweetbay Magnolia
 Tulip Poplar
 White Flowering Dogwood
 White Oak
 Willow Oak
 Yoshino cherry

All species will be wrapped in bundles of 5 except pine, which are in bundles of approximately 25.

Here is some helpful tips from the DeSoto County Soil & Water Conservation District:

  • Bring a 5 gallon bucket to put your trees in, you do not need a trailer. These are saplings and could be six inches to a couple feet tall. *Bucket not required, just makes it easier to carry seedlings.
  • Bring a Sharpie or borrow one to label your trees! **This is very important**
  • Arrive early. The line usually starts forming by 7:30am.
  • Please be patient and kind. Most of those helping with the event are awesome volunteers. They will do their best to get everyone in and out as quickly as possible.
  • Please research the list of trees to determine which ones you want.  
  • Check out the free app called “Mississippi Trees” for help determining which trees are best for your yard.

If you have any additional questions please call Meleiah Tyus 662-912-4152.

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