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Mid City Redevelopment Allianceā€™s Mid City Neighborhood Challenge

ā€œThe best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.ā€

Every year, the Mid City Redevelopment Allianceā€™s Mid City Neighborhood Challenge offers $1,000 to neighborhood groups for resident-led projects focused on improving their own neighborhood. This year, the GDCA was awarded $1,000 this year to undertake a native tree planting effort throughout the neighborhood!

In the past several years, the Garden District lost many canopy trees due to ice, wind, and father time. Because trees provide numerous benefits such as reduced temperatures, stormwater management, improved air quality, and improved mental health, the GDCA, in partnership with Baton Rouge Green and the Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance, is undertaking a volunteer tree-planting project to fill in existing canopy gaps in our neighborhood.Ā 

The GDCA will soon be soliciting homeowners who want a native tree planted in front of their house. If demand exceeds funding, the GDCA will prioritize locations based on the lack of existing tree canopy and spatial distribution throughout the neighborhood. The chosen homeowners will then consult with our resident landscape architects regarding tree type and location. The planting will take place this fall through a coordinated volunteer effort.Ā 

Stay tuned for more info!

Jacob LuneauMid City Redevelopment Allianceā€™s Mid City Neighborhood Challenge
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