Topic: TREE PROTECTION

Trish Lowrey

Comment: I am very concerned about the destruction of trees and other green areas relative to these proposals to “improve” traffic flow. I am also very concerned about increased noise in my neighborhood due to this expansion and the removal of green space buffer. The traffic noise in my neighborhood is already very bad, I […]

Judy McColgan

Comment: When I visit Baton Rouge, I always enjoy seeing the trees Baton Rouge Green has planted along the interstate. They are an asset to your community and worthy of pride by your citizens. It would be a shame to lose something so beautiful to more concrete. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance […]

Matthew Meiners

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 […]

Frances Melanson

Comment: Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable 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 […]

Rion Mooneyham

Comment: Please work to replace our urban canopy!! It is the best for our urban pollinators, storm water mitigation and beauty for our city!!!!? Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Donald Hood

Comment: There is no doubt we need to work on the I10 corridor through our city, BUT we don’t need to “take paradise and put up a parking lot”. Traffic on the interstate system through Baton Rouge is horrible. That is a fact. We do need to widen and improve flow, but I also believe […]

Ali Katherine Nabours

Comment: To Whom It May Concern: DOTD must budget for and prioritize the complete and equivalent replacement of all, if not increase, of trees removed by the widening of I-10. Roadside trees are not only environmentally friendly and aesthetically pleasing, but they demonstrate to locals and passers-through alike that Baton Rouge is a forward-thinking, conscientious […]

Jeanne Hurlbert, PhD

Comment: We remain VERY concerned about the effects of the widening of I-10/I-12. Removing hundreds of trees, with no plan to replace them, is irresponsible: Doing so will adversely affect drainage and potential flooding and will also increase the noise issue. Also problematic is your failure to plan for noise mitigation. If you do not […]

Kathy Ogden

Comment: Please save as many of these trees as possible and replace all trees that have to be taken down! Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable 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, […]

Gary Inman

Comment: I am writing to express my concerns over the I-10 widening project. While I understand the need for growth in our transportation infrastructure, I am concerned of the impact this will have on the city’s trees and green infrastructure. DOTD must budget for the replacement of any and all trees removed as a part […]

Rebekah O’Quin

Comment: Over the years we have been able to appreciate the value of our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure. I hope these trees and spaces are accounted for and replaced after completion of the widening project. I pray that remediation of these sites is considered and included into the initial budgeting of the project. […]

Lauren Odom

Comment: I am in support of protecting & replacing Baton Rouge Green trees during the I-10 widening project! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Bayardo Hannon Jiron

Comment: Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial to our environment and valuable to me and our future generations, all citizens of our capital city. DOTD must budget for the replacement of all trees to be removed as a critical element of the I-10 widening project budget. The removal and replacement of trees […]

Pinney Johnson

Comment: PLEASE!!! Be considerate of the tree population that this widening will affect. So many beautiful trees around the Baton Rouge area have been removed in the past few years which is changing the entire landscape of our city; for instance the widening of Staring Lane and no replacement of trees. But then, how do […]