Replant A Lost Tree For Future Generations

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is not as green as it once was. Hurricane Katrina blew down thousands of our stately Oak and Magnolia trees, as well as Pecan, Pine and other local varieties. Now is the time for each of us to replant some of those lost trees.

Having trees around your house adds value to your property, it helps keep your house cooler during our hot summers and helps the environment by filtering pollution in the air.

Some people may say, 'I won't live long enough to enjoy any tree I plant today.' Remember, you plant a tree not only for yourself, but for future generations.

This weekend there are several tree giveaway programs on the coast including one WLOX is sponsoring. This Saturday starting at 10am in the rear parking lot of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jeff Davis Campus, you can pick up a few seedling oaks to help beautify the coast.

If we all replant just a few trees now, soon, we once again will have our beautiful green canopy back for generations to enjoy.

That's our opinion, we would like to hear yours. Email your thoughts to

David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager