This tree can’t stay stillMar 15th, 2010 | By Frank McCormack | Category: Community
When Stephen Fedele moved from his home in St. Bernard Parish, he couldn’t bear to leave behind the Cypress Tree that had been growing in his yard from a seed fallen from an older tree. He moved the tree to his mother’s home in Jefferson Parish until his home in Plaquemines Parish was constructed. When his home was completed in Belle Chasse, he again dug up the tree and moved it to his yard. As the tree grew taller and taller, Stephen realized it had to be uprooted once again as it was too close to his carport. Concerned about the future of the now over 12-foot tall Cypress Tree, he contacted Woodlands Trail and Park to determine if his traveling cypress tree could have a final resting spot. Stephen and Woodlands Trail and Park agreed that placement beside the entrance sign would be the perfect resting spot where the tree could be viewed for generations to come. The entrance to Woodlands Trail and Park is located at 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd. in Belle Chasse.