use of native trees in urban/suburban landscaping will be the topic
of a three-hour public workshop Friday, June 25, hosted by the Institute
for Learning in Retirement at The University of Southern Mississippi.
The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the Peck House,
located at 3601 Pearl Street in Hattiesburg.
Dr. Micheal Davis, professor of biology at Southern Miss, will discuss
design elements and maintenance issues involved with tree selection
and placement. He will provide live demonstrations of tree planting
and pruning. Participants will have the opportunity to see both
recent plantings and mature trees.
There is no
fee for participation in this hands-on workshop.
Miss ILR is a recipient of the Mississippi Forestry Commission's
Urban and Community Forestry Challenge Program Grant. For more information,
contact the ILR at (601) 266-4210.