The Four Branches of SOUL

At SOUL, we don’t just plant trees. We teach about, advocate for, and take care of them as well. Here are the four ways we “branch out” into the communities we work in:

  1. Ya Dig? Reforestation Project – We plant large, native trees one neighborhood at a time to reduce flooding, slow subsidence, lower ambient temperatures, and improve the community health of New Orleans.
  2. Community Forestry Educational Series – We explore the importance of urban trees and their impact on our environment with community partners, professionals, students, and anyone who wants to learn more.
  3. Advocacy – We protect and preserve trees on public and private property by championing a no-net-loss tree policy for New Orleans.
  4. Volunteerism – We provide volunteer groups from around the country with a memorable experience working in New Orleans’ urban forest.