RES Donates Native Trees to Louisiana Parishes
April 22, 2015
Founded in Baton Rouge, Resource Environmental Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of ecological offset solutions, is donating 640 live oak and cypress trees to Louisiana’s 64 parishes, announced RES president and CEO, Elliott Bouillion.
RES has grown from its roots in Louisiana’s fragile wetlands to supply wetland, stream and species habitats and offset solutions throughout Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. RES-developed ecological solutions provide a balance of economic development with responsible environmental stewardship.
The donated live oak and cypress trees were grown and potted at the RES native grass and tree nursery, located near Pointe Aux Chenes in Terrebonne Parish. The trees will be planted in public places throughout Louisiana parishes, with site selection assistance provided by local legislators. RES has grown over six million trees at its nursery over the past six years.
Representative Stuart Bishop, Vice-Chair of the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee, says, “National companies that are headquartered in Louisiana, like RES, are a source of pride for all of us. The fact that they also have such a worthy mission of restoring wetlands, streams and species habitats makes the world a better place for all to enjoy. On behalf of the State of Louisiana, we thank Mr. Bouillion and all of the RES team for its generous donations.”
Bouillion noted, “Clean air to breathe and clean water to drink are rights each citizen expects in a developed world. These citizens also expect positive economic growth enabled by both the public and private sector. RES develops land-based solutions that directly enable economic development activities as project permit requirements are fulfilled using RES-supplied ecological offsets. Our solutions help to maintain and enhance both Louisiana infrastructure and private economic development activities. RES is thrilled to be Louisiana’s leader in ecological habitat restoration, conservation and enhancement.”