The BRG Native Tree Planting Guide was created to answer some of the commonly asked questions about planting and maintaining trees in the Greater Baton Rouge Area.  Find the best tree to plant by first locating the ecological district where your planting will take place by clicking on the map of Baton Rouge and its Native Trees.  The map shows the five Ecological Districts of East Baton Rouge Parish.  Identification of the districts is important in order to identify the characteristics and native trees supported in the district.  An exercise to help determine the type of tree you should plant would be to locate the district in which you reside and read about the characteristics of your district, its soils, and its native trees.




           Jason Chang, Urban Forestry Program, Southern University and A&M College


           Peggy Davis, Education Director, Baton Rouge Green

           Kamran Abdollahi, Urban Forestry Professor, Southern University and A&M College


           Dr. Charles Shilling, Forestry Professor, Louisiana State University

           Bernard Berry, Photographer, Baton Rouge Green Volunteer


           Darren Green and Baton Rouge Green Landscape Design Committee, The Baton Rouge

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           Neil Odenwald and James Turner, Identification, Selection, and Use of Southern Plants for

           Landscape Design, Baton Rouge, LA. Claitor’s Publishing Division, 1987

           Abdollahi, KK

           Impact of urban soil flooding on growth and physiology of oak tree species.

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           Partially funded through a grant from the USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry.

           Program in cooperation with the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry.