April 23, 2008

Photo du jour: Nafta leaders plant an oak in New Orleans

Source: New York Times, Photo by Tom Hanson, The Canadian Press

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, President George Bush, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon

None of the men planted the oak on Lafayette Square; it was a ceremonial planting described by a reporter from The Times-Picayune as “hoist[ing] golden shovels to pitch dirt over a newly planted oak tree in recognition of Earth Day.”

None of the media outlets reported who planted the tree (the Parks Department? an urban forestry NGO?) or the species of oak.

1 comment:

  1. 04/24/08 @ 10:19

    In response to: Photo du jour: Nafta leaders plant an oak in New Orleans

    Comment from : BingoMan [Visitor]
    The oak was planted in Lafayette Square a park inside the city by Gallier Hall, the old City Hall. The New Orleans Department of Parks maintains the park that has statues of noted people of New Orleans History. The park is well used for concerts.

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