New Orleans man on a mission to save city's oak trees New Orleans Metro Real Time News - - NOLA.com:
'I don't know if you have ever sat in a big, old, live oak before, ' Picou said one recent afternoon while driving through City Park.
'I was raised a Catholic. I'm a wayward Catholic. But I never felt closer to God than when I was sitting in the branches of an ancient live oak, ' said Picou, who, like the oak, was raised in St. Landry Parish.