Topic: TREE PROTECTION

Leigh Ann Town

Comment: 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! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and […]

Alex Tucker

Comment: 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 […]

Kelley Stelly

Comment: 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 Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and […]

Kimberly Wall

Comment: Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure is crucial and important to me. 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 Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant […]

Colby Williams

Comment: The trees that will be affected by the I-10 project are extremely important for the following reasons: 1) Interception of significant aments of storm water each year 2) Collection of greenhouse goes and pollution (over 1,000 lb.) 3) Scrubbing almost 240,000 lbs. of CO2 in the air each year Therefore, the planning of this […]

Trey Williams

Comment: One of the first things large companies wanting to relocate look at is curb appeal of the community. People want to move to places that look nice. The cost/return ratio of simply planting trees is enormous. Please consider the green infrastructure when planning this widening. We have enough stacked against us to pass on […]

Dorsey Peek

Comment: 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 […]

Lauren Luquet

Comment: I find this proposal completely devastating to the very things I enjoy about Baton Rouge. I’m all for great infrastructure- I recently drove cross country and marveled at the smooth roads and wide interstates along the way, and laughed to myself about how far behind Louisiana lags. BUT driving through places like Dallas, for […]

Donna Rea

Comment: 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 […]

Bill Reich

Comment: I am writing to express my concerns about the removal of vegetation in order to achieve the desired the I-10 corridor widening. It is imperative that our green infrastructure be preserved where feasible. Baton Rouge Green’s “Living Roadways” initiative has enhanced aesthetic quality of our major corridors and interstates. Any necessary removal of these […]

Nancy Roberts

Comment: In reference to the widening of interstate 110….Please be sure to include $$$ to replace the trees that will be cut down due to the widening project! This is important to me! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton […]

Melissa Kogler

Comment: 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) The trees add a beauty to our landscape around the interstate not only […]

John Leerkes

Comment: I would like to express my opinion and concern about any loss of trees as a result of the I-110 widening project. Plans need to be made to address any loss of trees on the front end of the planning cycle. Having roadside trees and green infrastructure is important to the general appeal of […]

Rebecca Lemoine

Comment: As two time graduate of the “stately oaks and broad magnolias” filled campus of Louisiana State, resident of Baton Rouge’s historical Garden District, a small business owner of a business downtown, as well as a business located in Perkins Overpass area, and a member of Baton Rouge Green’s Board of Directors, our city’s roadside […]