Media Contact: Cyncia Raymond, PIO
City of North Miami
305-893.6511 Ext. 12244
craymond@northmiamifl.gov

FLORIDA URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT PROGRAM AWARDS FUNDS TO NORTH MIAMI

North Miami, FL – 8/6/2015

776 NE 125 Street I North Miami I Florida I 33161

 

Media Contact:    Cyncia Raymond, Interim PIO           

                City of North Miami                          

                               305-895-9891 I 786-348-3050 cell

                              craymond@northmiamifl.gov

 

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FLORIDA URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY GRANT PROGRAM

AWARD FUNDS NORTH MIAMI’S

Street Tree Management Plan

 

North Miami, FL – August 6, 2015 – On November 18, 2013, the city of North Miami was awarded $15,000 in grant funds and provided $15,000 in matching grant funds to prepare its first ever Street Tree Management Plan (The Plan) which includes a tree canopy assessment and planting site inventory of City owned right-of-ways and parks. Funding for this project was provided by the USDA Forest Service through the Florida Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.

The Plan will serve as an informative resource guide for street tree management, planting program strategies, and design recommendations to maintain trees in public places. The guidelines, strategies and recommendations outlined in The Plan will aid the City’s Public Works Department maintain and increase the overall tree canopy by targeting priority tree pruning and removals, and planting diverse native and Florida Friendly trees in deficient planting site areas throughout the city.

The City will plant a variety of native and Florida Friendly trees throughout the city in scheduled yearly tree planting cycles to increase the tree diversity. North Miami has been a Tree City USA recipient for the past 25 years. The Street Tree Management Plan recommendation to promote “right tree, right place” would aid in solidifying the City’s sustainability efforts by improving air quality and walkability to create a more comfortable aesthetically pleasing urban environment in the community.

 

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