Next meeting: We will notify members in January regarding the date of the next meeting at the Rogers-Green House.
Extensive Tree Damage in Laurel
The city lost approximately 500 trees on the right-a-way (sidewalk to the street) FEMA has identified approx. 2000 trees that are so damaged they impose a threat to the safety of all the citizens and will be cut down.
Gardiner Park was the hardest hit of all parks losing over 100 trees. Most of the trees lost during the storm were water oaks and pine trees. The city will not plant more water oaks or pine trees. The city will only plant live oaks has they have a much deeper and stronger root system.
You will notice as you ride around Laurel, most of the trees that survived Katrina were live oaks. The city usually begins planting in the fall, but due to the clean up effort planting will begin in the spring. It will take all of us working together to restore Laurel to its beauty as it was before Katriana.
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Tri-Park Neighborhood Meeting
Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Place: Rogers Green House
Time: 5:30 pm
Make your check payable to City of Laurel and write on check the number of trees (1 or 2) and address where they are to be planted. This is a tax deductible donation to the city to replace the canopy live oaks lost from Katrina.
It’s your neighborhood, you must make a difference!
Bring yourself and a friend Tuesday
3-28-06 @ 5:30!