MUFC - Mississippi Urban Forest Council

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Urban and community forestry training is available throughout the state. The training is open to the general public and anyone can participate in training events. People who may be interested in attending these training events include citizens, homeowners, professionals, elected officials, city/county workers and others.


We provide classes each year at various locations throughout Mississippi. You may obtain a schedule of upcoming classes by visiting current events on this site or requesting information from executive director of MUFC, Donna Yowell at or (601) 672-0755.


We encourage training participants to enroll in the Urban Forest Masters program which consist of a series of training hours and volunteer opportunities. To receive your Urban Forest Masters certification you must complete 10 hours of training and 15 hours of volunteer service. As a participant you will receive free seeds, trees and other resources as available.  It’s important to let us know about your work.  When you do volunteer activities let us know by sending us an email or note with photos and description of your work.  For every 15 hours of activities you report, we will send you a gift of seeds, trees or educational items as available.


Use this attached “Volunteer Form”  to turn in your volunteer hours and return the form to Donna Yowell at or 164 Trace Cove drive, Madison, MS 39110. 


For questions and other information about Urban and Community Forestry Training contact Donna Yowell for current training seminars. or (601) 672-0755.



2012 Workshops


Agenda for Fondren Jackson State (489KB) click here.

This free seminar is being provided in partnership with the Top of Fondren and Jackson State University. It is open to all citizens, business owners and others wanting to learn ways to improve property and enhance the local environment and quality of life with trees and landscapes. You will learn about various activities and resources
in creating a sustainable, green community. Continuing education hour credits can be obtained for topic related


Agenda for Hattiesburg (520KB) click here.

Anyone interested in wanting to learn about trees and green spaces; elected officials; neighborhood associations; homeowners; developers; foresters; arborists; nurserymen; realtors and others.


Agenda for Tupelo and Smithville (501KB) click here.

This is an opportunity for communities to learn more about community greening, managing trees and storm preparedness with trees and landscapes. You will learn about effective ways to ‘green’ your community, back yard, business plus the many resources to help you create and enhance local areas.


Greening Fondren Worshop by: Mississippi Urban Forest Concil (384kb) click here.


Urban Forestry and Community Greening Workshop Series - Download the entire PDF (396 KB) click here.

In this series of workshops you will learn about a variety of topics related to “greening” your town, revitalizing areas, managing trees, right tree-right place, obtaining greater benefits, placing values and community programs. All workshops are free to attend and are co-hosted by communities statewide. This series will assist citizens and community leaders in learning about “greening” spaces.




Urban Forest Training and Certification - Download the entire PDF (382 KB) click here.



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