Blueprint for Greater Miami’s Urban Forests
In 2019, Dade Heritage Trust invited several concerned organizations and individuals, including Catalyst Miami, to a meeting to discuss the increased loss of tree canopy in our community. The turnout was overwhelming, and it was clear that some action had to be taken to demand better from our decision makers regarding tree preservation and protection policy and procedures. The directive from the group was that we needed thorough research on current tree policies and trends, and education and outreach to the community to teach about the wonderful benefits of trees. The Miami Canopy Coalition was formed.
With a clear vision of next steps, Dade Heritage Trust received a grant from the Miami Foundation and a contribution from then District 8 County Commissioner, and now Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava which provided funding for in-depth research and outreach which became the basis for this report. Click here to download it.