Lillian Grossley


BR’s Interstate system is critical and in need of improvement, however any planned widening efforts must include replacing the trees and shrubs that will be adversely impacted. Trees are critical not only to the artistic appeal for visitors, but they are essential to a healthy community by replacing the carbon monoxide in the air we breathe. Trees and greenery are also crucial in helping to minimize the impact of flooding. Strategic tree placement can help intercept almost 3 million gallons of storm water every year. All trees removed during the process should be accounted for and replaced at a ratio of 3 to 1 to help recover the loss of ecological and environmental services that 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.