The Town Green - August 2015
An urban forestry conference takes place on the coast, where re-greening efforts over the past decade are making a difference aesthetically - and economically.
- story and photos by Ellis Anderson
A Timely Tree Conference on the Coast
Yowell believes it’s a perfect opportunity to showcase the regrowth on the coast - of communities and of urban forests.
“Most of our cities on the coast are Tree Cities,” she says, referring to the national Arbor Day program that encourages communities to nurture their forest resources. “Urban forestry can help communities increase sales tax revenues and improve property values.”
The conference is open to the public and takes place at the Gulfport Marriot (1600 Hwy. 90, Gulfport, Mississippi). It opens at 9am on Thursday, August 21st. Continuing education credits are available for elected officials, city employees and other professionals.
Click here for full conference details.
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