Tree Lovers Branch Out After Katrina

by Sheila Grissett, East Jefferson bureau
New Orleans (October 21, 2006)- Politicians from Jefferson and Orleans sometimes have trouble working together to improve housing, drainage, and mass transit, but tree lovers from the two parishes have no problem crossing political boundries on behalf of the region’s urban forest.

In the second major collaboration since Hurricane Katrina and its cleanup destroyed a substantial portion of the area’s tree canopy, a coalition of green activists from New Orleans and Jefferson Parish joined forces this week with the Louisiana Urban Forest Coalition to kick off a major season of replanting.
Read the full article about the Louisiana Urban Forest Council and Friends of Jefferson the Beautiful (PDF).