Tree Selection & ID

The Native Tree Planting website is collaboration between Baton Rouge Green and Southern University. The various habitat regions around the Baton Rouge area are mapped out for you, making it easy to determine the habitat region you live in and select an appropriate species of tree for your location.

This is a great source for information on native trees and shrubs appropriate for use around your home put out by our friends at Hilltop Arboretum. Native species fuel the local ecology.  

Publication #2926 from the LSU AgCenter.

This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully.

Publication #1669 from the LSU AgCenter.

Learning to identify trees can be fun. It is easy to identify the common trees of Louisiana with this guide, particularly because it uses pictures to identify the leaves. Common trees include the native ones as well as trees introduced from other parts of the United States or from foreign countries.