Year of Project: 2007
Trees Planted:265

In 2006 and 2007 Parkway Partners planted 265 trees to restore the urban forest in New Orleans that had been damaged by the hurricanes. More than 50,000 trees on public … Read More

ReLeaf New Orleans

Year Planted: 2007

Trees Planted: 265
Location: Louisiana

In 2006 and 2007 Parkway Partners planted 265 trees to restore the urban forest in New Orleans that had been damaged by the hurricanes. More than 50,000 trees on public grounds were lost due to the storms and the flooding that followed, and some foresters estimate that New Orleans lost 70% of its tree canopy. In a project that involved citizens and many local organizations, trees were planted on medians, streets and parks in New Orleans. Specifically, trees were planted on Elysian Fields Avenue, which used to be lined with stately magnolias and other beautiful trees. Parkway Partners coordinated their planting dates with the Jefferson Parish to promote a regional reforestation effort and a ceremony was held with the City of New Orleans’ Department of Parks and Parkways. A citizen forester training and educational workshops were also conducted in conjunction with this project.


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ReLeaf New Orleans

Year Planted: 2007
Trees Planted: 265
Location: Louisiana

In 2006 and 2007 Parkway Partners planted 265 trees to restore the urban forest in New Orleans that had been damaged by the hurricanes. More than 50,000 trees on public grounds were lost due to the storms and the flooding that followed, and some foresters estimate that New Orleans lost 70% of its tree canopy. In a project that involved citizens and many local organizations, trees were planted on medians, streets and parks in New Orleans. Specifically, trees were planted on Elysian Fields Avenue, which used to be lined with stately magnolias and other beautiful trees. Parkway Partners coordinated their planting dates with the Jefferson Parish to promote a regional reforestation effort and a ceremony was held with the City of New Orleans' Department of Parks and Parkways. A citizen forester training and educational workshops were also conducted in conjunction with this project.



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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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