The Yalobusha County Soil and Water Conservation District along with the Water Valley Main Street Association will be giving away trees on Thursday, March 5, in front of Mechanics Bank in Water Valley beginning at 9 a.m.
The SWCD is able to do this because of Yazoo Hardwood Nursery of Merigold is donating extra seedlings, according to district officials.
The sawtooth oak, water oak, nuttall oak and cypress seedlings are 18 to 24 inches and are bare root. They will need to be kept moist and cool until planting which should be done within a few days of being received.
We encourage all citizens to be conscious of the natural beauty of trees and the role they play in protecting our environment, beautifying our landscapes, and providing food and shelter for our wildlife, SWCD officials said. Please come out and pick up some free trees. For more information, contact (662) 675-8000 ext. 3.