1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me.
2) DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I-10 widening project budget, not an afterthought.
3) Community trees within the proposed project area: Intercept almost 3,000,000 gallons of storm water every year; Collect over 1000 lbs. of greenhouse gasses and fine-particulate pollutants in the air each year; and Scrub almost 240,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the air every year.
4) All trees removed during this process should be accounted for and replaced at a patio of 3:1 In an effort to recover the loss of ecological and environmental services that the current tree provide.
DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.