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trees just chill and give you something to climb








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Mike da Tigah
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Simple solution, for every 100 year old live oak they cut down, plant 2, in 95 years there will be plenty of 100 year old oaks.



Let's name the really desirable and cool parts of Baton Rouge and see what the common denominator is.

Southdowns
Capital Heights
Old Goodwood
Hundred Oaks
Garden District
Old Beauregard
LSU itself
Highland Rd



Clearly the trees


The trees may be one of the few truly cool things about this city. Take that away and it might as well be an industrial waste dump, and at the rate we're going and the lack of interest in redevelpoing rather than leaving, I am not shitting you when I say I'm honestly not too sure trees will be on the radar in this place in 95 years.







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LSUDAN1
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I can care less about the trees I am more pissed that they are starting another road project in the same area that has Millerville Rd, Oneal Lane, and the Oneal/ S Harrells Ferry Rd intersection currently under construction not to mention the Woodlake Rd bridge is closed. Can the City Parish not start a new project until those are at least finished.


Just wait until construction starts on O'Neal Lane between SHFR and George O'Neal. It should be coming in the next year.






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PRK
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There are a lot of users on the droppings that are quick to pull the "pussification of America" trigger yet they are also some of the first people to whine about the cutting down of some trees.




It's only "pussification" if it's those damn libruls takin' the prayer outta schools dangit.






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ScottieP
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Just wait until construction starts on O'Neal Lane between SHFR and George O'Neal. It should be coming in the next year.


Can't be any worse then right now. Oneal lane is closed at S Harrells Ferry.






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GeauxTGRZ
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LSU would pay to move it somwhere else.


LULZ

LSU just cut down 4 live oak trees to build the TS expansion.






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Thracken13
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was expecting an Updyke with a chainsaw type story.





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Mike da Tigah
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....


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There are a lot of users on the droppings that are quick to pull the "pussification of America" trigger yet they are also some of the first people to whine about the cutting down of some trees.

It's only "pussification" if it's those damn libruls takin' the prayer outta schools dangit.



Sound reason is out

In is political rhetoric and hackery like following football teams, one with blue unis and the other with red.

Both sides are so immature, or at least those who draw such absurd lines in the sand and follow their party like it's a football rivalry. If someone is in favor of cutting hundred year old landmarks down, I'm sure they don't see the value in preserving hundred year old buildings either as long as a cool McDonalds is being built.

It's not pussification. It's an erosion of values we place on things the should be important to everyone, and is quite non political.









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JordonfortheJ
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frick those trees....if traffic is really a mess, i would want those trees gone asap





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Martini
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....


It's threads like these that reminds me how narrow minded and miserable most people on here really are.

Or should I just be clear and say dumbasses.

It is a few trees in the way of a much needed road project. It's not clearing the forest. That area has tons of trees. Just do the proper thing and plant more in the appropriate place.

Entergy cuts trees and gets bitched at while trying to keep powerlines safe then gets bitched at because they didn't cut someone's tree and their power went out.

City Parish tries to build a road and gets bitched at. Yet they still get bitched at because of traffic volume on an old two lane road.

Y'all are some miserable pukes and I wish you all would move to that great mistake by the lake and enjoy your Darrell's fake po boy. Then I wouldn't have to sit in traffic.






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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Laird said the tree cutting makes her want to move to St. Tammany Parish, where live oak trees of a certain size cannot be cut down without the parish’s approval.


This is because of what happened to the Chinchuba Oaks years ago. There's no comparing the sickly looking trees on Jones Creek to the Chinchuba Oaks.






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urinetrouble
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It is a few trees in the way of a much needed road project. It's not clearing the forest. That area has tons of trees. Just do the proper thing and plant more in the appropriate place.


This.

Baton Rouge has PLENTY of trees, especially in that area.






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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“Baton Rouge is becoming such an ugly, generic city,” Laird said. “Great cities do not cut down their great live oaks.”


Apparently Mrs. Laird isn't aware the developers are doing their best to turn Covington/Mandeville into Metaire/Kenner, two the ugliest, most generic places I've been in my entire life. There is no place more generic than Metairie.






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Tchefuncte Tiger
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This.

Baton Rouge has PLENTY of trees, especially in that area.


Exactly. I just saw an article in the Advocate that listed Baton Rouge as the most tree-covered city in the U.S.






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LSUBoo
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Exactly. I just saw an article in the Advocate that listed Baton Rouge as the most tree-covered city in the U.S.


That study was done by someone at Southern University if I remember correctly.

Simple solution though, if you have to cut down three live oaks, plant 12 more along the street in their place. Or however many necessary depending on the proper spacing for their root systems.






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Boats n Hose
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I prefer 100 year old live oaks to some of the people who will use the roads so...





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LSUMJ
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it sure is amazing BR is the only city in the world with chain restaurants.
there are apparently none at all in Dallas, Houston, Atl, Austin........
every restaurant in the desireable top cities is independently owned by people who only buy their food at organic local markets






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tigerinthebueche
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Simple solution though, if you have to cut down three live oaks, plant 12 more along the street in their place.


only trouble with this idea is that it takes, about 20-30 years for the young trees to even begin to resemble the 90 YO trees removed. I like the idea of planting more, but these aren't Pine trees that grow quickly. So you can't really replace the esxisting trees by planting new ones.






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LSUBoo
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only trouble with this idea is that it takes, about 20-30 years for the young trees to even begin to resemble the 90 YO trees removed. I like the idea of planting more, but these aren't Pine trees that grow quickly. So you can't really replace the esxisting trees by planting new ones.


Of course, but we aren't going to get anywhere if we never cut down any trees either. If you look at pictures of LSU's campus when it was freshly built all the trees are really small, now they are crazy valuable. It's just a good compromise rather than cutting the trees down and being on their way.






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tigerinthebueche
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agreed. I understand they prolly have to go, just sad that something that took so long to grow has to go






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