La. 182 tree planting

The St. Mary USDA Service Center held its annual La. 182 beautification project with a tree grant from the Apache Corp. The St. Mary Soil and Water Conservation District received 100 live oak trees this year and plans to continue the planting project each year along La. 182. These photos were taken along the stretch between Baldwin and Adeline. Throughout the year the Service Center also cares for the young trees from previous plantings. Pictured along with USDA employees are volunteers planting and maintaining the trees, including the Chitimacha Fire Department. The center also has plans in the near future to work on the cleanup of the oaks along the roadway. If anyone is interested in volunteering for the beautification project, contact the Service Center located in the former Blevins Building at 600 Main St. in Franklin, Room 221 or call 337-828-1461 Ext. 3.



Hanson's Jack Vaccarella makes the grab on this play during Saturday’s final day of the Annual Hanson Memorial High School Baseball Classic at Amar Lancon Field.


When pruning trees, work with its natural form. LSU AgCenter Horticulturist Dan Gill said not to butcher trees as has been done to these crape myrtles.
—LSU AgCenter Photo/Dan Gill

“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its tormentor.” George William Curtis, American writer, editor and spe


August 12, 1940 — March 5, 2017
Wayne Jackson Buxton, 76, a resident of Berwick, passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, in his home surrounded by loved ones.

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