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City of North Miami
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96 TREES PLANTED IN NORTH MIAMI THROUGH URBAN FORESTRY GRANT

North Miami, FL – 3/27/2018

The City of North Miami now includes an expanded tree canopy, consisting of 96 new trees. This tree planting initiative was funded in part by the USDA Forest Service’s Neat Streets Grant. The goal of this initiative is continuation of North Miami’s efforts to cultivate a healthy urban tree canopy and promote environmental awareness.   

As a Tree City USA community for 28 consecutive years, the City recognizes the importance of trees in improving social, economic and environmental conditions within the community.  In 2016, the City of North Miami was awarded $17,000 in funding, by the USDA Forest Service, through the Florida Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program.  With the City of North Miami’s $17,000 match, a total of $34,000 in funding was used to hire a licensed landscape contractor to install 8 dozen native Florida shade trees and palm trees citywide. Contractors completed the planting project in January 2018.   

In addition to the role North Miami’s new trees play in the City’s ongoing beautification initiatives, they also provide shade, reduce energy demands within buildings, enhance walking conditions for pedestrians and reduce runoff storm water from roads.  

This grant was made possible through support by the USDA Forest Service, state political leaders, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and the Florida Forest Service.
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