Different oaks for Bay St. Louis folks
By Cassandra Favre
Dec 13, 2013, 20:30
Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame and Co-Chairman of the Hancock Chamber Beautification Committee Katharine Ohman watched Friday as Charlie Reymond and his crew from Pass Christian's All Seasons Landscaping planted the first of 46 live oak trees on Beach Blvd.
The first of 46 live oak trees was planted on Beach Boulevard, across from the Bay Town Inn, in Bay St. Louis on Friday.
"These oaks were made possible by an anonymous donation of about $21,000 to the Live Oak Alliance of Mississippi, a fund of the Hancock County Development Foundation," Co-Chairman of the Hancock Chamber Beautification Committee Katharine Ohman said. "The trees were purchased from the Greenforest Nursery in Wiggins.
"I'm thrilled these trees are going in."
Ohman said she and Liz Younghouse-Seal coordinated the re-greening project.
"The trees will be planted along Beach Boulevard," Ohman said. "They will begin at the Bay St. Louis Bridge and end at Washington Avenue."
"All Seasons Landscaping of Pass Christian was awarded the job," Ohman said. "They will maintain these trees for a period of one year upon job completion."
Bay St. Louis Mayor Les Fillingame also attended the first planting.
"These trees are helpful as wind and erosion deterrents," Fillingame said. "When you landscape, you do so for wind protection.
"This will be a vision that will last beyond our lifetime."