Gainesville, Florida Rooted in its urban forest!
Gainesville streets are shaded by 26,000 trees maintained by the Recreation and Parks Department.
A program to establish 1000 new trees a year.Planting trees at Cedar Grove Park made all the difference! Labels identifying young trees throughout Gainesville help people learn about the urban forest.Of the 1000 young trees planted each year by the Parks Division, 500 are maintained by Tree Sponsors. The City provides and plants the tree; the citizen Tree Sponsor provides aftercare.
“Right tree, right place.“
Shade trees where overhead power lines won’t require pruning. Wetland species to restore creek habitat.
Tree-planting ceremonies are a tradition planned and encouraged by the City of Gainesville! A Tree-Mendous Summary