The trees are valuable to me and our community. Trees reduce the amount of storm water runoff. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and potentially harmful gases from the air and release oxygen. Trees create an ecosystem to provide habitat and food for animals. DOTD should budget for the replacement of all trees that will be removed as part of the project to recover ecological and environmental losses the current trees provide.
DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.