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    UL Lafayette's forest management practices have helped it retain the designation of Tree Campus USA.
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    Default Re: University retains Tree Campus USA title

    So the thirty year old oaks didn't matter to them.


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    Okay, I guess I missed this.
    Which 30 year old oaks are you referring to?


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    Quote Originally Posted by IberiaCajun View Post
    Okay, I guess I missed this.
    Which 30 year old oaks are you referring to?
    The ones near the student union?

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    Softball batting cages...


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    I'm tickled pink we are getting that much needed facility inhancement. Let's grow trees where they belong. Loved the shade but it was the right thing to do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    I'm tickled pink we are getting that much needed facility inhancement. Let's grow trees where they belong. Loved the shade but it was the right thing to do.
    With you 100%. Drove by that travesty in Iberia Parish, 90 @ Weeks Island exit today. You know, the tree our state paid 375k to move, now has it's own water well and arborist?

    Just like the trees/batting cages, don't simply plant something without thinking where.

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    And if you do it isn't a sin to acknowledge the mistake, or changing needs. I'm all for replacing trees that are removed but we even move graveyards when that land need becomes manifest.


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    Video of the move.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtOfeMs7wGc

    I would have preferred they use the $300,000 on Hwy. 90.; especially in Iberia Parish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    And if you do it isn't a sin to acknowledge the mistake, or changing needs. I'm all for replacing trees that are removed but we even move graveyards when that land need becomes manifest.

    Have a row of real nice cypress seedlings (from UL) down at my parents house...planted 30-40 years ago. Darn fine trees! Even looks like that is where Mother Nature intended them to be. Real conservation is where desire meets common sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IberiaCajun View Post
    Video of the move.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtOfeMs7wGc

    I would have preferred they use the $300,000 on Hwy. 90.; especially in Iberia Parish.
    What a waist of money. They could have made that tree into fine oak lumber and built some cabinets or a table and actually profited instead of throwing money away. I like trees but to make a big deal out of 1 where a future interstate or road will be is just rediculous. If you had to sacrifice a few trees for the beautiful new union then so be it it's a freaking tree. It's not like you killing thousands of babies a year which is ok with most tree huggers in this country.

    Some folks have their priorities all screwed up in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicky Rustle View Post
    What a waist of money. They could have made that tree into fine oak lumber and built some cabinets or a table and actually profited instead of throwing money away. I like trees but to make a big deal out of 1 where a future interstate or road will be is just rediculous. If you had to sacrifice a few trees for for the beautiful new union then so be it it's a freaking tree. It's not like you killing thousands of babies a year that is ok with most tree huggers in this country.
    Meanwhile there are about 20 bridges out in Iberia parish that they can't afford to fix

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazycajun View Post
    Meanwhile there are about 20 bridges out in Iberia parish that they can't afford to fix
    Don't be so harsh they finished the one over the teche on Jefferson after only being out for 3 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bicky Rustle View Post
    Don't be so harsh they finished the one over the teche on Jefferson after only being out for 3 years.
    Completing one of man kinds most difficult engineering feats like building a bridge across the bayou takes time.

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