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Vine troubles – Arborist Jim Foret displays a piece of the fig vine that has grown into the canopy of the Evangeline Oak. Foret and LSU Ag Center Extension agent Stuart Gauthier reported on their inspection and recommendations for preservation of the city’s trademark tree.(Karl Jeter)

Evangeline Oak being ‘strangled’ by vines

LSU Ag Extension Agent Stuart Gauthier and Lafayette arborist Jim Foret told city officials Monday that all is not as it appears when looking at the Evangeline Oak. It turns out that much of the green growth in the canopy of the city’s legendary live oak tree is actually made ...

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