“Matt’s Trees” is a nonprofit organized in memory of our son, brother and friend, Matt Sloan. At the time of Matt’s death in June 2010, he was working to rebuild homes in New Orleans that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Matt believed that making New Orleans whole again would require not only renovation of damaged homes, but restoration of the total environment. It was his vision to establish a nonprofit dedicated to replanting trees and native landscaping that would positively impact the well-being of every returning resident.
We, Matt’s friends and family, are now taking his dream into our hands to fulfill. We believe that New Orleans can be replanted sustainably and intentionally, and that the redevelopment of the city has to include the restoration of its unique environment.
Please read the article written about Matt and our work in New Orleans written by NOLA Times Picayune columnist Bruce Nolan!