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Hattiesburg dedicates first community orchard as part of Arbor Day celebration

The City of Hattiesburg, the Mississippi Urban Forestry Council and the Mississippi Forestry Commission have partnered to turn a vacant lot on West Street into the city's first community orchard. The City of Hattiesburg, the Mississippi Urban Forestry Council and the Mississippi Forestry Commission have partnered to turn a vacant lot on West Street into the city's first community orchard.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The City of Hattiesburg, the Mississippi Urban Forestry Council and the Mississippi Forestry Commission have partnered to turn a vacant lot on West Street into the city's first community orchard.

The Gordon's Creek Fruit Orchard has 41 newly-planted trees, which will eventually give local residents some peaches, plums, apples, figs and blueberries to add to their dinner plates.

Friday, the orchard was dedicated during the city's annual Arbor Day celebration.

City officials said several other community orchards are planned for various locations throughout town.

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