Tree Planting Guide

In 2001, Baton Rouge Green joined Southern University for a collaborative project: The Baton Rouge Native Tree Planting Guide. 

The guide includes information on selecting the best trees to plant within the five ecological districts found in the Baton Rouge area: backswamp, bottomland, terrace escarpment, terrace plain and bluffland.

The guide features a map to assist you in identifying your ecological district and includes  additional information regarding:


  • Tree identification (by common and scientific name)
  • Selecting your tree
  • Selecting your planting location
  • Proper planting technique
  • Maintaining your tree (inspection, mulching, fertilization, pruning)

Check out the full guide!