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Native Tree Growing Guide for Louisiana
Native Tree Growing guide

This guide will answer some of the most commonly asked questions about tree planting in the area. It suggests native and well-adapted trees for our region and describes how to grow them successfully. The tree illustration fold-out can also be used as a poster (22" x 34").

Growing the Tropical Hibiscus in Louisiana
Picture of a hibiscus plant bloom

There is no denying that Louisiana gardeners are big fans of the tropical hibiscus. In this article you'll find information on growing them in beds versus pots, care, pruning, yellow leaves, bud loss and lack of flowers, pests and pest control, and dwarf hibiscuses.

Fall Foliage Color
Sweet gum

Some trees that are pretty reliable for fall color in Louisiana include sweet gums, swamp red maples, Japanese maples and more. This image gallery presents a number of options for colorful fall foliage.

Oak Leaf Blister Disease
Tree with oak leaf blister disease.

This article identifies the cause of oak leaf blister disease, weather conditions that are favorable for disease development, symptoms and when control is warranted.

Small Trees for Louisiana Landscapes
Redbud tree
List of small trees that mature between 15 to 25 feet
Tree Selection and Planting
Ginkgo Biloba
Select, plant and prune trees for your landscape.
Palm Culture and Landscape Use In Louisiana
Windmill Palm
Through the ages, few plants have been as important to humans as palms in providing food, fuel, timber and aesthetic beauty.
Azaleas - Louisiana's Most Popular Landscape Shrub
Information on azaleas includes recommended cultural practices and other keys to be successful with this popular plant in your landscape efforts.
Make Wise Tree Removal Decisions before a Hurricane
Figure 1. Fear of damage from falling branches or trees prompted this case of "chainsaw backlash". This Louisiana homeowner removed all ten live oaks from her property. Photo by Hallie Dozier.
This article reviews recent research on urban and community trees and their ability to stand up to hurricane strength winds.
Homeowners' Guide for Fertilizing Pecan Trees in Louisiana
Homeowners' Guide for Fertilizing Pecan Trees
The most important cultural practice the homeowner with pecan trees needs to consider is proper fertilization. This publication includes information and guidelines for fertilizing pecan trees. (PDF Format Only)
Selection and Care of Pecan Varieties for Louisiana Yards
Selection and Care of Pecan Varieties for Louisiana Yards
The pecan tree is prevalent in Louisiana as a shade tree in the landscape and also as a source of nuts for home use. The recommended varieties for home planting are listed and described in this publication.(PDF Format Only)
Replanting Storm-ravaged Landscapes Begins
Landscapes damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita can be revitalized. LSU AgCenter horticulturist Dan Gill talks about what can be done to repair the damage.
Hire an Arborist for Residential Tree Needs
Arborist Dave Leonard uses and air knife to remedy soil compaction under a live oak tree in New Orleans.
Sound stewardship of urban and community trees includes employing the services of arborists to help maintain their health and vitality. This article provides the homeowner tips on finding and hiring a tree care professional for your residential tree care needs.
Hurricane Information Series: Protect Landscapes & Property
Living in south Louisiana, we know that getting ready for the storm means stocking batteries, candles, water, canned goods and first aid supplies. We also need to think about the landscapes that surround our homes or businesses and how they can provide a buffer zone that can reduce storm damage.