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

New Orleans always relocates them. yet another reason that NOLA >>>>>>>>>>> BR


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BottomlandBrew
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
People freak the frick out when it comes to cutting down live oaks. Everyday people level valuable habitat in EBR and no one cares, but you touch a couple oaks and people lose it. Not saying it's right or not to cut down these trees in question, just pointing out how most people are hypocrites.

Also, a quick look at the trees and I estimate them to be worth about $250,000 in total.

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New Orleans always relocates them. yet another reason that NOLA >>>>>>>>>>> BR


That's bull shite.


swampdawg
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
I never go on Jones Creek, so I say let the trees stay. frick that road.


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SundayFunday
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
For some reason its become even more ugly since Katrina. I dont know why


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Supermoto Tiger
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
This is a beautiful Live Oak and it does not "need" to be removed.
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swampdawg
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
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New Orleans always relocates them. yet another reason that NOLA >>>>>>>>>>> BR


That's bull shite.


Yeah, I think it would be pretty difficult to have a major success record with tranplanting a tree of this size.


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RonFNSwanson
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trees just chill and give you something to climb, people just suck.


Image: http://chan-lo.com/SBNP/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/garycoleman-wtf.gif


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ProjectP2294
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
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Also, a quick look at the trees and I estimate them to be worth about $250,000 in total.

Worth $250k of what? Firewood?

There are more trees. These are in the way of progress. Either bitch about the trees and not the traffic, or the traffic and not the trees. You don't get both.


BeerMoney
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
I drive that stretch pretty much daily and don't see why they'd have to cut the trees down. I'm no planner but I don't see why the one lane could be left alone until they got past the trees then widened to two. Wouldn't hurt a thing. Traffic doesn't ever backup to the end of that street nor come close.


BottomlandBrew
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
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Worth $250k of what?


Takes in to account several things. Stormwater, air quality, habitat value, aesthetic value, etc.



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Bullfrog
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It's been an ugly, generic city for as long as I can remember. Take away LSU and it's Lake Charles.


Not quite. We don't have a loop


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ElroyJetSon
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
Trees > most of the people in BR


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Cdawg
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
48" cal oak?

Just plant 20 3" Live Oaks along the road and call it a day.



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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
Those are not healthy trees anyway.


CharlesLSU
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
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It's been an ugly, generic city for as long as I can remember. Take away LSU and it's Lake Charles.



....without the lake.....or Big Lake.....


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Kajungee
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
Looked fairly healthy to me although they have been trimmed heavily over the years.

I just passed there and its kinda sad, but atr same time needed to be done.


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Wedge
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
There you go...

Above and beyond inch for inch mitigation.


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WITNESS23
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
3 trees?

Idc

Cut down a couple thousand and it's different


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speckledtrout
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LSUDAN1
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re: Baton Rouge cutting down 100 year old Live Oaks....
There are major underground utilities on the opposite side of the road. People would be bitching that the project cost 1 to 2 million dollars more to move those utilities.

People would be bitching if they moved the road and saved the trees but the contractor still killed the trees with his construction equipment.

If they had decided to move the trees, people would be bitching that their tax dollars are paying to move trees that might not end up living.

DPW made a mistake when they didn't hire Harvey Updyke to poison the trees since he has experience in that department. That way there would have been easy to explain to the public. DPW should have cut them down at midnight.


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