Baton Rouge group celebrates 25 years of tree planting and maintenance

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

As the largely volunteer tree planting and maintenance organization, Baton Rouge Green, turns 25 this year, it celebrates the planting of more than 30,000 trees at the entrances to Baton Rouge, along highways, business and neighborhood streets, schools and parks.

“The idea was if there were proper guidance, perhaps with public support, we could plant native trees and begin an urban reforestation program,” physician and one of the founders of Baton Rouge Green Jed Morris said. Baton Rouge Green operates on individual and corporate donations, grants and fundraisers that include a tree sale.