landscape

Trees planted on the southwestern and western sides of the house will shade the house from the most intense sun during the hottest part of the day.
—LSU AgCenter/Rick Bogren

Get It Growing: Select the right tree for the landscape

In Louisiana, we celebrate Arbor Day each year on the third Friday in January. Arbor Day is when we take time to plant trees and appreciate the benefits that trees provide for us.

Inspect roofs to assure no tree branches are in a position to rub against the shingles during high winds. These branches can cause extensive damage to the roof and generally should be removed.
— LSU AgCenter Photo/Rick Bogren

Get It Growing: Check trees as summer storms increase

Violent thunderstorms can occur around the state during summer, and in south Louisiana high winds from hurricanes are a real concern.

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