Year of Project: 2000
Trees Planted:11,150

This project site, owned by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, is part of an abandoned plantation that has become overgrown with undesirable species. … Read More

Natchitoches Parish #1

Year Planted: 2000

Trees Planted: 11,150
Location: Louisiana

This project site, owned by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, is part of an abandoned plantation that has become overgrown with undesirable species. The reforestation of this area is an on-going project that will last over several years. This phase of the project planted 11,150 trees. The goal of reforesting the land is to create a more natural habitat for the local wildlife and to improve the water quality. Local wildlife that will benefit includes deer, turkey, quail, rabbits, squirrels, and doves. Conservation methods besides reforestation will also be implemented at the site. Once the initial components of the conservation plan are complete, the site will be used on a limited basis for outdoor classroom activities and for outdoor recreation for handicapped citizens. American Forests partnered with many organizations to make this project a reality, including the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the Natchitoches Soil and Water Conservation District, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and nearly 100 volunteers from environmental groups and the community.


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Natchitoches Parish #1

Year Planted: 2000
Trees Planted: 11,150
Location: Louisiana

This project site, owned by the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, is part of an abandoned plantation that has become overgrown with undesirable species. The reforestation of this area is an on-going project that will last over several years. This phase of the project planted 11,150 trees. The goal of reforesting the land is to create a more natural habitat for the local wildlife and to improve the water quality. Local wildlife that will benefit includes deer, turkey, quail, rabbits, squirrels, and doves. Conservation methods besides reforestation will also be implemented at the site. Once the initial components of the conservation plan are complete, the site will be used on a limited basis for outdoor classroom activities and for outdoor recreation for handicapped citizens. American Forests partnered with many organizations to make this project a reality, including the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry, the Natchitoches Soil and Water Conservation District, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and nearly 100 volunteers from environmental groups and the community.



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Louisiana Bottomlands Hardwood Restoration
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In November 2007, Tim Womick cycled 250 miles across Southern Louisiana. On his way Tim handed out 18 historic live oak trees to schools in Louisiana, including Angel Live Oaks, Jean Lafitte Live Oak

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