Jean Fahr

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A tree grows in Orleans — in fact 10,000 new ones since Katrina

In December 2006, it was another dreary day for a crestfallen city shrouded in fog, but the honking of horns, the whoops from drivers, the volunteers jumping from their cars in business suits all gave energy to a tree-planting effort along Elysian Fields Avenue. For many, it was the first solid sign of recovery, a moment of open elation, and it was the first significant tree-planting effort of the non-profit Parkway Partners following Katrina.