Why Preserve?

Trees play a critical role in our lives. Trees improve air quality, improve water quality, save energy, decrease utility bills, reduce noise, minimize water run off, and enhance property values and personal health. Trees make our towns and cities more attractive places in which to live, attracting more residents, more businesses and more tourists. Citizens, including businessmen and women, benefit by conserving existing trees and by supporting programs that plant more trees within their community.

In the Acadiana area due to its hurricane vulnerability, citizens must be especially aware of the proper selection, planting and maintenance of trees.