Adopt-a-Tree Programs

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Trees and plants are an integral and vital part of the earth’s ecosystem and provide us with countless benefits. They serve as a natural abatement to noise pollution; they camouflage unsightly views; they provide shelter for birds and wildlife; and they maintain and improve the aesthetic quality of the Village of Pinecrest, thereby promoting the health and general welfare of the citizenry.  In order to enhance the appearance of the community and improve the overall quality of life for its residents, the Village of Pinecrest began the Adopt-a-Tree Programs.  This innovative program provides Pinecrest residents with an opportunity to obtain free trees for the public right-of-way (swale) in front of their home or purchase trees at low bid prices for their private property in order to increase the overall canopy of the Village.

 

Street Trees

 

Homeowners wishing to plant trees in the public right-of-way should complete an Adopt-a-Tree Program Application and submit it to the Public Works Department.  The application includes planting requirements such as safety distances from the street and driveway as well as minimum separation standards for the trees according to species. A homeowner wishing to participate is required to sketch the location of the trees to be planted on the application to ensure compliance with all the planting requirements. Once the application is submitted, the Village will inspect the site and provide specific planting instructions to the authorized contractor. The contractor will provide the tree(s) with a one-year guarantee and install them at the property site.

 

Private Property Trees

 

Homeowners wishing to plant trees on their private property should complete an Adopt-a-Tree Program Application and submit it with payment (please contact the Arborist at the Public Works Department at 305.669.6916 for an updated list of pricing) to the Public Works Department. The application includes planting requirements such as safety distances from the street and driveway as well as minimum separation standards for the trees according to species. A homeowner wishing to participate is required to sketch the location of the trees to be planted on the application to ensure compliance with all the planting requirements. Once the application is submitted, the Village will inspect the site and provide specific planting instructions to the authorized contractor. The contractor will provide the tree(s) with a one-year guarantee and install them at the property site.

Miami-Dade County also has an Adopt-a-Tree Program which offers free trees for property owners.

 

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