RES donating trees at State Capitol

Published: Mar. 12, 2014 at 2:08 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - It might've looked like someone was building a deer stand in the State Capitol Rotunda.

Senators and business people were hauling in trees.

"RES is donating to each of our our interested parishes Louisiana trees grown right here from seeds grown right here," says RES Founder Elliot Bouillion. "Seeds that we collected and potted the plants right in Norby Chabert's district."

Bouillion is referring to Senator Norbert Chabert of Terrebonne parish where six million native Louisiana trees were sprouted in Pointe aux Chene for planting. The trees in the Capitol building were part of those seedlings.

RES handles mega environmental restoration projects. Since it was founded in Baton Rouge in 2007, it's handled dozens of wetland restoration projects, and work in coastal zones.

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