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Book Recommendations

The Hidden Life of Trees

Presentations Please do not share these presentations online or without the permission of their authors!

Scott Courtright’s Presentation The Urban Canopy and its Relationship to Man

Dr. Susan Simard’s Ted Talk (recommended by Scott Courtright)

Most deforested city in US

Native Gardens

Back to the wild: how ‘ungardening’ took root in America by

Issam Ahmed and Ariela Navarro

Hospitals, healing and nature

How Hospital Gardens Help Patients Heal by Deborah Franklin

Video: How trees clean our air

Trees and crime

Subsidence and Water Table


Trees and Hurricanes

Click to access FR17300.pdf

The Department of Parks and Parkways

Tree planting permit:

Planting guidelines:

Concrete Removal

The Front Yard Initiative Program for concrete removal – The Urban Conservancy

Mastodonte Construction for concrete removal: Email: Phone: 504 264 1352. 

Green Way, Inc. Concrete Removal contact information: Phone: 504 469- 4424. Email:

Tree Maintenance

Tree maintenance guidelines

LSU AgCenter’s Native Tree Guide

Why we are opposed to purchasing Cypress Mulch

Staking Your Trees

Do your trees look like they are leaning heavily? We recommend giving them a hand! Stakes can be found at Home Depot, for about $4 each, as well as garden tie to secure the stakes. Here are some handy instructions for the how-to, as well as when to remove stakes from your tree.