We hope you can find some great resources on this website that provide best practices in selecting trees, planting them, and caring for them, all specifically tailored to our climate and soil conditions in South Louisiana.
AASHTO’s Center for Environmental Excellence is touting the partnership between Baton Rouge Green and Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development as a new model for environmentally- and context-sensitive planning and growth.
Looking for a great quick guide to tree and shrub selection? Baton Rouge Green has created a great downloadable resource for you with emphasis on native species that perform well here in the Capital Region.
Over the next few years, several dynamic factors will align that provide unique opportunities to improve Baton Rouge roadscapes, our green infrastructure, our environment,
and our quality of life as a community.
This simple brochure provides great instructions with helpful illustrations on how, where and when to plant trees, and even provides a helpful list of suggested tree species for the Baton Rouge area, with emphasis on natives.
Ball Moss (Tillandsia recurvata), like the beloved Spanish Moss, is considered an “air plant” that is commonly found in the upper crown of the tree. Although it is native to parts of Louisiana, heavy populations in a tree can compete with that tree’s ability to photosynthesize, and our urban trees are often already under environmental stress.
During the 2018 and 2019 Louisiana Arbor Day Celebrations, Baton Rouge Green helped reinvigorate the campus of the Foreign Language Academic Immersion Magnet (FLAIM) school with the planting of 34 trees across the grounds.
Thanks to generous donations of advertising space and creative design from Lamar Advertising, an outdoor campaign to educate citizens and property owners about the spreading infestation of ball moss (Tillandsia recurvata) across Baton Rouge is about to launch.
Under the auspices of Baton Rouge Green, Louisiana Community Forests has created and launched a new statewide outreach program. More Than Paper is a branded multimedia campaign built to spotlight the numerous benefits and services trees provide for people.
Baton Rouge Green Executive Director Sage Roberts Foley was selected for the 2020 Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s John W. Barton Sr. Excellence in Nonprofit Management Award for “Rising Star” in the industry.
Thanks to the generosity of Baton Rouge General, the work of the City-Parish Department of Public Works (DPW), and the persistence of Baton Rouge Green, a section of roadway in Mid City is being revitalized.
Baton Rouge Green released a report stating that the 4,341 trees that the non-profit organization maintains along area interstates and major roads as part of its’ Living Roadways program are doing considerable heavy lifting in the environment.
Baton Rouge residents are becoming increasingly concerned about the apparent spreading of ball moss across the city’s rich canopy. Baton Rouge Green has received numerous calls and emails on the subject.
Baton Rouge Green plans to meet with state transportation officials in coming weeks to discuss what will happen to more than a thousand trees the group has spent years planting along a stretch of Interstate 10 slated to widened as part of a $600 million infrastructure improvement package.
or their planting of 88 mature live oaks on South Bluebonnet Boulevard, Preserve at Harveston developers John Fetzer & Mike Wampold were awarded the first Baton Rouge Green Award to be given in decades.
On Saturday, January 13, 2018, Baton Rouge Green worked with nearly two dozen volunteers to plant six 15-gallon Baldcypress, the state tree of Louisiana, as part of The Walls Project’s MLK Festival of Service 2018.
Baton Rouge Green, in partnership with The Baton Rouge Bicentennial Commission, The East Baton Rouge Parish Library and BREC, will planted and dedicated a 27-gallon Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) in BREC’s Expressway Park in honor of Baton Rouge’s 200th birthday.
Since 2013 Baton Rouge Green organized the City Citrus Pick Event each winter. At-home “Citrus Shepherds” who have well-established trees that produce more fruit than they can consume volunteer their trees to be harvested.
On October 24, 2015, ExxonMobil partnered with Baton Rouge Green to celebrate National Neighborwoods Month by installing a new pocket park designed to improve a blighted lot on Sorrel Avenue in North Baton Rouge.
In a pilot program, three vacant lots in Old South Baton Rouge were transformed with colorful sunflower plantings as a community revitalization tool implemented through a partnership with the Center for Planning Excellence (CPEX) and the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority (RDA).
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.
For those who have just the spot for planting a tree to honor a loved one, we can arrange to plant a tree of your choice in a specific location, including your private property or a public space that will accept this gift and ensure the tree is cared for.
This handy flyer provides quick, useful information to homeowners and REALTORS about what goes into the yard. The tri-fold brochure gives uncomplicated guidance and directs readers to these online resource pages for details on specific tree and landscape topics.
In 2019 Baton Rouge Green began establishing a citrus tree orchard in a previously open field (a former golf course fairway!) at BREC’s Howell Park, adjacent to the site of the Baton Roots Community Farm.
The primary role of the Agroforestry Equity Coordinator will be to care for recently-planted community fruit trees at existing community agriculture locations in East Baton Rouge City-Parish. The staff member will be responsible for the stewardship of fruit trees, working closely with some of our community partners at Baton Roots.