More than 3,000 new trees to be planted in Coral Gables

More than 3,000 new trees to be planted in Coral Gables

Coral Gables Landscape Service Division superintendent Troy Springmyer places a wood stake in front of a residence to identify the location of a new tree.

The City of Coral Gables new Tree Succession Project is underway with more than 3,000 trees and palms scheduled to be planted in residential areas.

The new trees will be planted in five zones from north to south, and west to east, a process that will take 10-12 months to complete. Residents can expect to see a wood stake with a tree identification card placed in front of their homes by city workers to identify the location and species for the tree or palm to be planted. The card also will contain a tree identification number and useful tips for how residents can help the city nurture and establish their new street tree.

The contractor for this project is SFM Services Inc., and it will be responsible for the planting of the trees and palms as well as the watering and maintenance of the trees for one year after the trees are planted. Approximately 12-15 months after planting, the contractor will remove the tree bracing and soil watering rings from around each tree and palm.

Residents can track the progress of this project by going to an interactive urban forest map, available at For more information, call 305-722-TREE (8733).

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