Interactive Map of Cypress Mulch Manufacturing in Louisiana
Though Louisiana's wetlands face serious threats from coastal land loss and development, widespread clear cutting of cypress forests is also a very imminent danger.
Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Cypress Mulch From Louisiana
Important Step Towards Preserving Endangered Cypress Swamps
BATON ROUGE, LA (September 5, 2007) – Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. has informed its suppliers that it will no longer buy or sell cypress mulch that is harvested, bagged, or manufactured in the state of Louisiana. The policy becomes effective Jan. 1, 2008.
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NEW ORLEANS (June 7, 2007)
DON'T BUY IT: Waterkeeper Alliance and Louisiana Waterkeepers Demand Stop To Clear-Cutting of Cypress Forests for Mulch.
Lesson Plan (Fifth and six graders) Goals and Objectives
- To introduce students to the role of cypress trees in the Louisiana swamp
- Their value as habitat
- Their value in protecting against hurricanes
- To explain to students the issue of cypress mulch and why it's use harms the state of Louisiana.
Listen to the cypress mulch radio spot:
Watch our short video on what the mulch industry is doing to our state tree, the Bald Cypress.