In partnership with One Tree Planted, a reforestation nonprofit organization, the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department will plant more than 450 trees at Amelia Earhart Park in Hialeah. The plantings will be completed in three phases this year.
Neat Streets Miami-Dade’s Million Trees initiative will lead the plantings with the goal to increase tree canopy coverage in the Miami-Dade County neighborhoods with the highest need. Increasing the urban tree canopy coverage can improve both environmental and human health benefits for residents.
“With the support of wonderful partners like One Tree Planted, Miami-Dade County is progressing to achieve its mission of a 30 percent minimum tree canopy countywide, prioritizing tree equity in our most vulnerable communities,” said Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “Investing in our urban forest is a crucial component of our County’s recently launched Extreme Heat Action Plan and overall resilience goals.”
Originally published at https://www.miamidade.gov/global/news-item.page?Mduid_news=news1673990904261467