Topic: TREE PROTECTION

Anne Hise

Comment: We strongly request that the above proposal to widen the I-10 includes a budget to replace any trees that are removed or damaged on the interstate right of way. My husband and I have both paid for these trees, on I-10 and I-12 for some 20 years. We have pride in our environment. Both […]

Tom Easterly

Comment: Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me. DOTD must budget for replacing trees as a critical element of the I-10 widening project. Community trees within the proposed project area intercept almost three million gallons of storm water every year; collect over one thousand pounds of greenhouse gases and […]

Jessica Eberhard

Comment: One of the things that makes Baton Rouge Beautiful is all of its trees. Baton Rouge Green has worked hard to extend that beauty around the city, including our highways. The trees are also valuable due to their environmental benefits. In designing and carrying out this highway project, I implore you to: 1) Aim […]

Dawson Ellis

Comment: Please do not cut down any of the beautiful live oaks at the i10 i12 split. They add so much to our town and I have loved watching them grow over the years! Response: DOTD is committed to minimizing impact to significant trees. The College Drive flyover ramp will be elevated in the vicinity […]

Katheryn Flournoy

Comment: Please budget for the replacement of any trees destroyed during the interstate 10 widening project. It is wonderful DOTD has developed a place to ease our traffic woes. The critical benefits of trees alongside the roadway should be protected. Those trees help prevent flooding by soaking up excess rainwater. They also collect greenhouse gases […]

Sage Roberts Foley

Comment: Enclosed you will find comment forms from 22 of the 24 members of the Baton Rouge Green Board of Directors (with the remaining two having been submitted electronically) regarding the above referenced project. Baton Rouge Green staff is represented here as well. We ask that all these comments be recorded in the Stage 1 […]

Sage Roberts Foley

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 […]

Diane Bynum

Comment: Please do not remove the trees from the green space. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Ryan Carruth

Comment: Baton Rouge is rapidly developing, and often that means losing the green spaces in our city. Please take care to preserve the greenery our city enjoys! Budget for the replacement of whatever trees are removed. It’s one of the few pleasures we Baton-Rougians have on our daily commute! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees […]

Salavadore Christina, Jr.

Comment: 1 I. What about the trees on Perkins and S. Acadian. Are they being removed and if so what is planned to replace them? Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Charles Coates

Comment: Roadway and median trees and other green infrastructure are an essential priority for attractive roadways in Baton Rouge. Accordingly, funds must be included by LADOTD in its project budget for the replacement of all present trees that will be removed during the I-10 Widening project! Additional landscaping also should be provided where appropriate to […]

Peggy Coates

Comment: 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 […]

Kamran Abdollahi, Ph.D.

Comment: 1) Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure and critical and significantly valuable to me. 2) DOTD must allocate adequate funds and budget for comprehensive management for our valuable green infrastructure as a crucial component of the I-10 widening project. Including tree replacement and arboricultural care. 3) Economic and ecological value of trees within […]

Joe Alton

Comment: In an effort to recover the loss of ecological and environmental services that trees provide, all trees removed during the I-10 corridor improvement should be allowed for and replaced at a ratio of 3:1. Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where possible in coordination […]