Restoring canopy to the banks of Bayou St. John

SOUL has partnered with the City Park of New Orleans to plant 65 native, water-loving trees along the banks of Bayou St. John, between Esplanade Avenue and Florida Avenue.

With the kind support of the J.M. Smuckers/Folgers Company, and with the help of volunteers from Smuckers/Folgers, this planting will impactful not only the immediate flood-prone neighborhood, but will be beneficial for the city at large. New Orleanians will be able to picnic in the shade of a tree, take a rest from the hot sun, enjoy the biodiversity of birds and other animals that will surely follow with the planting and growth of these large, water-loving native trees.

Below is a diagram of our proposed planting site.

Please reach out to Catherine with any questions or concerns at, or at 504 264 2443.

We will be planting on Thursdays, November 14th and 21st. All concerns about the planting need to be submitted by Thursday, October 31st.