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Caroline Dormon & the Louisiana State Arboretum (2009)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Ville Platte, Evangeline Parish, Louisiana, 30.8032168, -92.29354

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2009-08-07

Duration: 00:06:21

Subjects: Louisiana State Arboretum | Louisiana. Office of State Parks | Dormon, Caroline | Arboretums | Nature | Forests and forestry | TREES


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Hollier, Kim Interviewee
  • Troy, Cathy Interviewee
  • Troy, Al Interviewee


This segment from the August 7, 2009, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s visit to the Louisiana State Arboretum near Ville Platte, the first state-supported arboretum established in the United States. Whinham tours the state park with Cathy and Al Troy of the Friends of the Arboretum. He also talks to ranger Kim Hollier about the life, career, and legacy of Caroline Dormon, the first female forester in Louisiana, whose efforts helped to create the arboretum. This story is a part of the “Louisiana’s Natural Treasures: State Parks” series. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford