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  • A holiday tradition: Twin Living Christmas Trees Play Video

    December 11, 2014 7:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge tradition of sight, sound and spirit will be unwrapped this weekend when Jefferson Baptist Church lights up the Twin Living Christmas Trees. You can catch performance Saturday, December 13th (7 p.m.), Sunday, December 14th (3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) and Monday, December 15th... more »
  • Firewood could have dangerous, deadly bug Play Video

    December 1, 2014 9:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Department of Agriculture and Forestry is issuing a public service announcement before you put logs in the fireplace this season. Pests have burrowed into trees and moving firewood around spreads them. To help stop the spread of these pests, ag agents made a PSA and... more »
  • Oak trees returning to Toomer's Corner in Auburn

    November 7, 2014 3:03 PM

    AUBURN, Ala.- Oak trees will soon return to Toomer's Corner in Auburn to replace those poisoned by an Alabama fan after the 2010 Iron Bowl. Auburn University officials announced Friday that two live oak trees about 35 feet tall will be planted at the intersection of College Street and Magnolia... more »
  • Pecan season is here Play Video

    October 31, 2014 6:32 PM

    NEW ROADS - The holiday season is here, and with it comes pecan season. Steve Bergeron from H.J. Bergeron Pecan Shelling company said this year's crops are a few weeks late in its harvest. "There's a huge crop out there. But the problem being that since we had... more »
  • Get green this fall at the tree-for-all Play Video

    October 27, 2014 6:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE - You can go green and help Baton Rouge Green at their Tree for All. Amy Loe joined John Pastorek on 2une In this morning with all the details. The Tree for All has expanded this year and includes more than just plants and trees. There will... more »
  • City puts 'weed lien' on unmaintained properties Play Video

    July 31, 2014 6:26 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People in one Baton Rouge neighborhood finally get help after living with what they call an "eyesore". The city's public works went to empty lots on Dan Drive in East Baton Rouge Parish Thursday to chop, hack and rip away years worth of unhealthy growth and... more »
  • Storms ravage Sherwood neighborhood Play Video

    April 7, 2014 6:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Storms that tore through the Capital City area early Monday morning left several homes destroyed in one Sherwood Forest neighborhood. One man barely escaped with his life when a tree fell through his roof, just moments after he jumped out of bed. "If I had not... more »
  • Bayou Corne sinkhole swallows 6 more trees Play Video

    March 27, 2014 6:58 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Parish officials say the 29-acre sinkhole in Assumption Parish swallowed six cypress trees Wednesday and had its first deep burp of gas and fluid since late August. The event comes nearly two weeks after lead scientists investigating the sinkhole for state regulators said the hole seemed to... more »
  • Baton Rouge begins collecting Christmas trees Thursday

    December 25, 2013 10:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Beginning Thursday, the day after Christmas, people can leave their Christmas trees at drop sites to be recycled. In a week, crews will begin collecting trees from the curb. Trees will be processed into mulch. Curbside collection runs from January 6-18. Sites are open from December... more »
  • Officials watching edge of sinkhole

    August 19, 2013 10:43 AM

    BAYOU CORNE - Emergency officials in Assumption Parish said they're watching a piece of land which could disappear into the Bayou Corne sinkhole. The police jury released a photo of trees on the eastern side of the sinkhole which they said was in danger of sloughing off into the... more »
  • Bond revoked for man accused of poisoning Auburn trees

    February 13, 2013 11:30 AM

    OPELIKA, Ala. - A judge has revoked the bond of a university of Alabama fan accused of poisoning Auburn University's landmark oak trees. Officers hand-cuffed Harvey Updyke and took him to jail after the ruling Wednesday by Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker III in Opelika. Walker granted prosecutors' request to... more »
  • Many not taking Isaac's approach lightly Play Video

    August 24, 2012 4:48 PM

    CENTRAL - While forecasters are still uncertain about exactly where Tropical Storm Isaac will hit, some people around East Baton Rouge Parish aren't taking any chances. Several different tree service companies in the Baton Rouge area say business is picking up. Dale Small with Arbor Vision Tree Experts says... more »
  • MacHost Road improvements underway Play Video

    August 6, 2012 5:09 PM

    ZACHARY- Improvements are underway on MacHost Road after years of serious and sometimes deadly accidents. MacHost connects Main Street in Zachary with Pride-Port Hudson Road. The plans involve widening the road. Trees will be removed. New ditches will be installed. Firefighter Ben Zachary lost a friend in a... more »
  • "Sinkhole" now "slurry area" in bayou

    August 3, 2012 1:18 PM

    BAYOU CORNE - Parish officials are now calling what they initially said was a "sinkhole" a "slurry area" near bubbling bayous in Assumption Parish. According to a press people in Bayou Corne reported a strong diesel smell this morning. Shortly after that authorities identified a "slurry area" where several... more »
  • Severe storms damage homes and businesses

    April 5, 2011 5:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Severe storms uprooted trees and downed power lines across the News 2 viewing area Monday night, leaving a lot of damage to clean up today. In a neighborhood near College Drive and South Foster some residents compared the fallout to Hurricane Gustav. "Within a matter of... more »
  • Broken BR sidewalks being replaced with gravel

    January 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Public workers are ripping up concrete in Baton Rouge's Garden District to fix sidewalks broken by tree roots. The works comes three months after a News 2 report prompted a promise from the city to fix the problem. Several homeowners had complained trees on city property were... more »
  • Families plant trees in celebration of Arbor Day

    January 22, 2011 12:20 PM

    Families planted dozens of trees in celebration of Arbor Day at the Burden Center in Baton Rouge this morning. The event supports and promotes educational programs of the LSU AgCenter, the Burden Horticulture Society and the La. Department of Agriculture and Forestry. Families planted packets of tree seedlings... more »
  • Holiday fire warning

    November 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The State Fire Marshal is reminding people to keep safety in mind as holiday decorations go up. For many people, the season means an increased use of electric lights, decorations, candles, and a Christmas tree. "All can be potential fire hazards" said State Fire Marshal Browning.... more »
  • New Iberia park: memorials must match

    September 30, 2010 5:37 AM

    Memorial plaques have been removed from trees at New Iberia City Park in response to what Mayor Hilda Curry said was a growing problem with memorials and religious symbols on city land. A letter from New Iberia Parks and Recreation Director Tony Migues has been put on memorial trees, explaining... more »
  • Castor man dies in 18-wheeler crash

    September 29, 2010 6:59 AM

    State police say a 31-year-old Castor man died when his 18-wheeler ran off the road and hit several trees. The accident happened around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. Highway 71 north of Montgomery. Troopers say Emmett V. Womack III was ejected during the crash and died at the scene. more »
  • Terrebonne govt. creating historic tree booklet

    August 31, 2010 5:28 AM

    The Terrebonne Parish Tree Board plans to publish a booklet about historic trees, and is looking for stories about them. It's asking for a photo of each tree, along with an essay about what the tree means to whoever submits the entry, their friends and family. The deadline is Nov.... more »
  • Thousands of dead Ike trees removed

    May 10, 2010 9:36 AM

    At least 13,000 trees that died after Hurricane Ike swamped much much of Galveston, Texas have been removed. More than 250 homeowners were advised that the city will send contractors to examine dead trees and possibly cut them down as part of cleanup from the 2008 storm. Based... more »
  • Students pick perfect tree

    December 10, 2009 5:32 PM

    A group of students from the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired got the chance to pick out their favorite Christmas tree at a tree farm in Zachary. After a hayride around the tree farm, the students found their perfect tree. They pitched in to saw down the tree... more »

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