Celebrating Arbor Day with Keep Louisiana Beautiful Community Affiliates

Louisiana Arbor Day was January 20, and to celebrate Keep Louisiana Beautiful Community Affiliates organized events across the state.


Shreveport Green

On January 3, Shreveport Green worked with the Phi Delta Theta fraternity from Louisiana Tech and public volunteers to plant 12 large 15-gallon trees at Betty Virginia Park and the East Kings Highway Park.


Keep Eunice Beautiful

Keep Eunice Beautiful and Bulb & Blossom Garden Club of Eunice planted a native tree at Eunice Fairground Park.


Keep Abbeville Beautiful

On January 20, Keep Abbeville Beautiful and Abbeville Garden Club donated two books to the Vermilion Parish Library. The books are “Now is the Time for Trees” by Dan Lambe and “Tree Full of Wonder,” a children’s book by Anna Smithers. In addition, Mayor Roslyn White signed a proclamation for Louisiana Arbor Day.


Keep St. James Beautiful

Keep St. James Beautiful and St. James High School students, staff, and alumni planted trees at St. James High School on January 20. Honoring past graduating classes, the groups planted 28 Oak Trees and eight Magnolia Trees.


Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful, Keep West Monroe Beautiful, and Ouachita Green

Keep Ouachita Parish Beautiful, Keep West Monroe Beautiful, and Ouachita Green partnered to host tree planting events on January 20 at Wossman High School, Boley Elementary School, and Kilroi Park.


Keep Bossier Beautiful

Keep Bossier Beautiful and the Bossier Parish Police Jury held a tree planting event on January 21 along Arthur Ray Teague Parkway near the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. They were joined by 84 volunteers who helped plant 50 15-gallon Bald Cypress Trees.


Keep Covington Beautiful

On January 28, from 9 a.m. to noon, Keep Covington Beautiful will host a tree seedling giveaway at the Covington Farmers Market. Open to the public. Seedlings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For information, contact


The state of Louisiana designates the third Friday in January as Arbor Day to coincide with Louisiana’s tree-planting season.


Love the Boot Week, April 17-23, will provide the people of Louisiana with another opportunity to organize tree-planting events. Registration for this statewide cleanup and beautification effort is now open at