2008 Hooper Ridge

With help from Ronnie Edwards, Metro Councilwoman-elect of District 5 and executive director of Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation (UREC), the final NeighborWoods planting of 2008 in Hooper Ridge subdivision took place on December 13th.  There were very few trees in this newer neighborhood of affordable homes, Baton Rouge Green volunteers and the neighborhood residents planted over 50 making an immediate and positive aesthetic and environmental impact on the area.

An empty lot at the neighborhood’s entrance was richly planted with a diverse selection of trees; this space will be a park-like place for residents to gather and recreate.

2005 Melrose East

Baton Rouge Green assisted Melrose East neighbors and businesses with a community greening project, helping guide dozens of volunteers in the planting of about 75 trees throughout 2005. The BR Green team worked with the Melrose East Community Development Corp and volunteers with The Home Depot Foundation to plant trees along previously bare areas of Harry Drive, Lobdell Avenue, Titian Avenue, and North Donmoor Avenue.