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Free Urban Fruit Trees and Jackson’s Tree Canopy Workshop

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The City of Jackson is partnering with the Mississippi Urban Forest Council and Midtown Partners to host a free workshop on urban orchards and the current status of Jackson’s tree canopy.

 

The workshop will be held on Friday, June 21st from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Midtown Partner Resource Center located at 301 Adelle Street in Jackson. It will be open to the general public and free of charge. The workshop will provide free community training on:

 

  • Fruit tree maintenance
  • Native fruit tree varieties
  • Greening the Midtown community

 

The conference will also feature a discussion by the Mississippi Forestry Commission on Jackson’s Tree Canopy and a new study on Jackson’s current urban tree coverage that will determine if the city has a healthy tree canopy and its importance to Jackson citizens. 

 

This workshop is part of the statewide “Edible Forest of Mississippi” program by the Mississippi Urban Forest Council who is partnering with five local organizations around the state to plant model orchards in low resource communities. Midtown Partners and the City of Jackson will receive fruit trees and native trees in selected areas around the cityscape to enhance quality of life in the residential and industrial environment.

 

Pre-register for the Urban Fruit Trees and Jackson’s Tree Canopy Workshop by contacting Donna Yowell at (601) 672-0755 or Midtown Partners at (601) 354-5373.  

 

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