We are so fortunate to have a non-profit organization like Baton Rouge Green that promotes the conservation and planting of native trees in the greater Baton Rouge community. Baton Rouge Green has successfully partnered with DOTD and corporate partners for decades to reforest our roadway corridors and maintain them. These trees are now providing essential ecological benefits and desperately needed beautification for our capital city. I strongly urge that the planners for the I-10 Widening Project include the cost to design new tree planting plans, plant trees, and maintain them in the future along this major transportation corridor through out city.
DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.