TREEmendous Miami is a group of dedicated citizens making Miami-Dade a greener, cooler, healthier and more enjoyable environment in which to live.
TREEmendous Miami was established as a Florida not-for-profit corporation in January 1999. It took root and grew as the result of the brainstorming efforts of a small group of dedicated tree lovers who had previously volunteered together in other organizations.
In our first 10 years, TREEmendous Miami is proud to have planted nearly 10,000 trees and enlisted the help of more than 6,000 volunteers from the community. These volunteers include thousands of young people earning community service hours while learning about the importance of trees in our environment.
We advocate the importance of a healthy tree canopy in order to have a healthy environment. Members of TREEmendous Miami have participated in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Green Infrastructure Committee; worked with Department of Environmental Resources Management and Department of Transportation on proposed legislation concerning requirements and guidelines for street and residential trees; and assisted the county in compiling its Street Tree Master Plan. TREEmendous Miami has been an advocate for the preservation of trees and natural, environmentally beneficial green space on Virginia Key.
TREEmendous Miami has brought shade, beauty and community pride to diverse neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County. We have installed trees along public roads and highways (including the highly visible plantings along the Metrorail side of South Dixie Highway south of I-95), at schools, on environmentally endangered land, in parks and at historic sites.
We are volunteers united to build community pride by planting, promoting and preserving trees in Miami-Dade County.
Our environment is our number one concern! We achieve these goals by:
- Providing opportunities for volunteer planting and maintenance of trees
- Educating policymakers and the public about our community’s trees
- Celebrating the importance of trees and volunteer efforts
- Creating partnerships to develop administrative capacity for our efforts