Between August 11 and August 14, 2016, more than 20 inches of rain fell on Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with even more rain falling on other parishes in the region. This deluge led to the flooding of more than 60,000 homes, the loss of 13 lives, and communities devastated.
In this kind of natural disaster, the significant loss of trees takes its toll as well. When an urban tree canopy is wiped out by flood, there are serious environmental consequences—not to mention the effect it has on storm-weary residents.
The Arbor Day Foundation plans to work with forestry partners in Louisiana to help distribute trees to residents affected by this flooding. Trees will be distributed following the rebuilding of the towns affected by the flooding. With your support, these trees can restore hope and healing to homeowners and begin the process of environmental recovery to the flood-ravaged lands.