Village offers homeowners a free tree and maintenance

Street Tree Planting Program PinecrestThrough the Village’s Street Tree Planting Program, Pinecrest homeowners who want to plant a tree in the public rightof- way adjacent to their property can request a free tree from the Public Works Department.

The Village arborist will make an appointment to visit the property and make a recommendation about what type of tree is appropriate. The tree will be planted and maintained for a year free to the homeowner. After a year, the tree becomes the homeowner’s responsibility.

If there is an unhealthy tree in the public right-of-way adjacent to a property, the homeowner can apply for a permit to remove the tree and then request a free tree from the Public Works Department. The types of approved trees include Mahogany, Silver Buttonwood and Florida Thatch Palm.

Pinecrest also offers homeowners the opportunity to plant trees on private property through the Adopt-a-Tree program at a cost, depending on the type of tree. Both of these programs, along with other green initiatives, contribute to the Village being designated as a Tree City USA for six consecutive years.

For information, call 305-669-6916.

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