BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The dead trees will be removed from BREC parks after going through extreme weather.
Due to the extreme weather, many dead trees are occupying BREC parks across the park system. According to BREC, trees will be removed over the next few months. The first park will be the Highland Road Community Park. BREC said five trees are scheduled to be removed.
The majority of the trees are Water Oaks, which are common in the Baton Rouge area. One of the trees that was being supervised by BREC arborists reportedly had two tree failures.
Along with the hot and dry conditions, Baton Rouge received under eight inches of rain in the summer months. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said the temperature was over 100 degrees for more than 32 days this year.
To replace the removed trees, BREC arborists will host tree-planting events in November and December.
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