Re-Greening New Orleans
The trees of New Orleans are a significant part of the quality of life of the city. Not only do they provide an iconic, aesthetic touch of nature in our urban environment but they also serve a vital environmental role in reducing the heat island effect, much appreciated in our semi-tropical climate and reducing the amount of rain run-off reducing the strain on our drainage systems.
The Department of Parks and Parkways maintains all City trees. These include trees on public property such as neutral grounds and in parks, and trees between the sidewalk and street.
Since Hurricane Katrina, Parks and Parkway has undertaken a re-greening effort to replace the many thousands of trees lost. If you would like to assist in these efforts, we encourage you to visit Parkway Partners , NOLATreeProject and SOUL (Sustaining Our Urban Landscape). These partners are invaluable in helping re-green neighborhoods and public spaces. To learn more about adopting a neutral ground and other citizen re-greening efforts contact Parkway Partners .
To report a City Tree Emergency after office hours (8:00 am to 5 pm) call the City of New Orleans Emergency number – dial 911.
City trees include trees on public property, such as neutral grounds and in parks, and trees between the sidewalk and street.