Our Mission: Growing a healthy urban forest that provides a minimum of 30% tree canopy coverage and the maximum social, economic, and environmental benefits to the region.
News & Events
Attend 2017 LEAF Summit on March 23
The 2017 LEAF Summit is the premier exchange on trees in Miami-Dade County. The summit features best practices from green cities, tips on how to get trees to thrive; cutting edge research on the value of trees in Miami, the unveiling of the County's online Tree Canopy Tool, and more. To attend or become a sponsor, email Patrice Gillespie Smith.
Urban Tree Canopy Assessment released
This assessment focuses on the environmental and socioeconomic impacts from the urban tree canopy (UTC) within the Urban Development Boundary of Miami-Dade County. Also, check out the Miami-Dade Urban Tree Canopy Map.
Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah gets 20 mahogany and oak trees planted in joint effort
For the second year in a row, Bacardi, Million Trees Miami and American Forests joined forces to plant trees in Miami-Dade County at as part of American Forests' Community ReLeaf program to help beautify and restore urban neighborhoods.
Street Trees Matching grant announcement
In an attempt to reach the Million Trees Miami goal of 1 million trees planted by 2020 and a 30% tree canopy, Neat Streets Miami today announced a 2016 $100,000 matching grant program to engage municipalities, non-profits and organizations in planting native or Florida-friendly trees on Miami-Dade’s corridors and gateways.
Read more about Neat Streets Miami.
Five hundred seedlings planted in an endangered Pine Rockland area
Million Trees Miami makes the planting of 500 seedlings in Miami possible with Florida Power & Light's (FPL) contribution of $5,000, and dozens of FPL employees who donated their time and effort to plant the seedlings.
Miami Gardens gets 20 trees planted in joint effort
The joined forces of Million Trees Miami with Bacardi USA and Miami and American Forests planted 20 trees in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Help create a healthier, more livable community. Plant a tree!
Million Trees Miami Campaign aims to raise Miami-Dade's tree canopy from 14% to 30% by planting one million trees by 2020. In order to reach that goal, everyone needs to participate!
Miami working to plant one million trees by 2020 and increase shade canopy to 30 percent
Miami's Community Image Advisory Board, chaired by Miami-Dade County Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, launched Million Trees Miami in 2011, with a goal of hitting their number by 2020. As of end of 2013, they were at 162,000.
With 838,000 trees to go by 2020, they could use everyone's assistance. So what can Miami's average Joe or Jane do to help the project? For one, report any trees you plant and you can also volunteer with a local nonprofit that help with tree plantings.
Our efforts in the news: The Problem with Palm Trees
Miami-Dade Street Tree Master Plan and our efforts to increase tree canopy is in the news! This article in The Atlantic Cities-Place Matters discusses the age-old debate on palm trees versus shade trees.
Partnered with the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation
Million Trees Miami has partnered with the Miami-Dade Parks Foundation, a nonprofit organization that aims to preserve parks and green space, to offer online donations.
Your donation will fund the purchase and maintenance of trees for Million Trees Miami and directly benefit operational and outreach activities. With your support, we can build and maintain a healthy, thriving regional urban canopy and plant a legacy for future generations.
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