Topic: TREE PROTECTION

anonymous

Comment: It is inconceivable to me that DOTD would even consider REMOVING TREES that have been deliberately purchased, planted and nurtured as they mature!!! Our city’s roadside trees and green infrastructure are crucial and valuable to me and the citizenry of baton rouge and of course to the planet!!! At the very least, DOTD must […]

Doughty Barnedoe

Comment: Cannot imagine driving that route without seeing trees. Please 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.

Annette Barton

Comment: As a member of the Baton Rouge Green Board, I am writing to implore LADOTD to account for and replace all trees removed during the I-10 widening project. This should be done at the ratio of 3:1 in order to recover the loss of the service of these trees provide both environmentally and ecologically. […]

John Bateman

Comment: Please save as many mature trees as possible during the widening of 1-10 in BTR. Out of town friends praise BTR for the canopy of trees surrounding parts of I-10. Please budget a suffice to amount to replace any destroyed/damaged in this process. Please plan to work 24 hours a day like the outstanding […]

Christine Bonine

Comment: Please find a place to plant the trees on I-10 when construction is underway. Please replant the trees! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy and will replant where, possible in coordination with Baton Rouge Green.

Pamela Bordelon

Comment: PLEASE do everything possible to protect the trees along I-10 during the upcoming widening project. It has taken years for them to grow and they do so much to improve the city’s landscape. Don’t go back in time — go forward!! Response: DOTD will be replacing trees in accordance with their Significant Tree policy […]

Marissa Bosely

Comment: You are going to be restricting the freedoms of Baton Rouge Green if you obstruct their project by removing these trees for I10. I do not approve of these efforts as our southern Louisiana trees are a part of what makes this home for me and many others. I10 does not need to be […]

Rawlston Phillips, III

Comment: To whom it may concern. I am in support of the overall project and realize that some times you must give to get and there will be impacted areas of the road work. I do ask that DOTD take in consideration of the existing trees and overall esthetics of the road project. The trees […]

Fred Sibley

Comment: It is my understanding that the DOTD is proposing a project to widen I-10 and I-12 through Baton Rouge. While this is a valuable and worthwhile project, the current plan calls for the removal of HUNDREDS of trees and does not include any plans to replace them or to erect noise walls to protect […]

Sharon Weston Broome

Comment: Dear Secretary Wilson: The Interstate 10 Widening construction project, SPN H.004100.2 / Federal Aid Project No. H004100 (hereafter referred to as “The I-10 Widening Project”) is crucial to the continued growth and improvement of the City of Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish (EBRP), and my administration is supportive of all efforts to […]

Sarah Harrison

Comment: To whom it may concern. First of all we should be building a loop instead of widening I-10 but seems like the decision has been made, so please please PLEASE can we try to spare as many mature trees as possible? Our gorgeous trees add to our city’s overall appeal and clean our air […]