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7 Model Projects for Community Revitalization with Trees:

 

A Green Plan for the City of Aberdeen, MS - Download the entire PDF (4.4MB) click here.

A Green Plan for the Alcorn State University, MS - Download the entire PDF (3.4MB) click here.

A Green Plan for the City of Columbus, MS - Download the entire PDF (4MB) click here.

A Green Plan for the City of Pass Christian, MS - Download the entire PDF (4MB) click here.

A Green Plan for the Town of Terry, MS - Download the entire PDF (5.1MB) click here.

A Green Plan for the City of Waveland, MS - Download the entire PDF (3.5MB) click here.

Mound Bayou Green Infrastructure Plan - Download the entire PDF (21MB) click here.

 

The Community Revitalization with Trees. This program provides training, educational material, technical tools and

other resources to assist rural communities in revitalizing or enhancing local areas with community forestry. Through

this project we will work with six (6) communities to establish local green projects to serve as a model for use by all

communities. Training on Can-Vis (a virtual makeover program), i-Tree (places environmental and social services values

on trees), MS Urban Forest Management Manual (a guide to develop a local comprehensive plan) plus where to find

grants and other resources will be provided as well as assisting citizens in developing a comprehensive urban forestry

plan, sample planting project and a “green” strategy in each community.   These are model projects to demonstrate

how to implement a long term locally sustainable community forestry program.  The overall objective of the projects are

to provide the tools needed for local citizens to enhance their community’s environment, community character,

economic opportunities and quality of life. 

 

The basic elements of the project include:

Local Training Workshops

Local Team Building

Green Campaign Development

Virtual Makeovers of Selected Areas

 

Determining the Community Forestry Values and Benefits

Local Tree Planting 

Comprehensive Urban Forestry Plan

Model Community Forestry Policy

 

 

Mound Bayou Model Project : Greening the Jewel of the Delta - The City of Mound Bayou, MS was the first community to participate in

the program in 2010.  This document will provide you with a complete plan and includes details related to ‘green planning’ for the entire city.  You will find many features of

this model project easy to replicate in your community. 

 

Community Revitalization Workshops Schedule. Workshops are open to the general public and any community leader. For more information contact Donna Yowell at

(601) 672-0755

 

CanVis Virtual Makeover Program

http://www.unl.edu/nac/simulation/

 

Mississippi Urban and Community Forestry Management Manual

http://www.mfc.ms.gov/pdf/Urban/MS%20Urban%20Community%20Forestry%20Management%20Manual-07.pdf

 

i-Tree Inventory Program

http://www.itreetools.org/

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Mississippi  Urban Forest Council Sustainable Practices- Download the entire PDF (238 KB) click here.

 

If the governing body of a small community is to be sustainable, it must increase its tax base by providing job opportunities to its citizens living within its corporate limits. Sustainable practices can provide the framework to create opportunities for growth in the job market, increased tourism, and provide for a safe and healthy environment.


Manufactured goods and services flowing into a community and cash flowing out weakens a community, leading to poverty and a decay of environmental services. Cycling goods and services within a community keeps the cash flow within the community’s economy giving citizens control of their own destiny, and lessening the effects of outside economic fluctuations.