More than 125 acres in the Tallahatchie National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi became an instant forest thanks to support from Wildlife Forever. The funds resulted in more than 25,000 seedlings being planted. The 2 to 3-year old seedling species included water oak, willow oak, nutall oak, overcup oak, bald cypress, green ash, and water tupelos. The trees were planted by heavy equipment and manual labor. Previously used as agricultural lands, the restored habitat will benefit numerous wildlife species including white-tailed deer, squirrels, rabbits, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, American woodcock and numerous waterfowl and songbird species.