City staff will purchase and plant the "right trees, in the right place"
along NW 5th Avenue. The variety of native trees include Simpson Stopper, Wild Tamarind, Live
Oak, and Pigeon Plum.
In an initiative to revitalize local neighborhoods by increasing urban tree canopies, TD Bank and the Arbor Day Foundation selected the City of Oakland Park as one of the 10 cities in the United States to received grant funding for neighborhood tree planting.
Oakland Park's tree planting project is scheduled to take place June 26-27 (weather permitting) in the Prospect Gardens neighborhood of NW 5th Avenue between NW 40th Street and Prospect Road.
Through this partnership program, the school children & faculty along with residents of the neighborhood, will experience the benefits of the trees for many years to come.
The TD Bank and Arbor Day Foundation Grant supports enhancing urban tree canopies and green spaces in cities across America. In addition to contributing beauty to neighborhoods such as Prospect Gardens, trees improve air quality, provide shade for cooling, capture carbon emissions, enhance the quality of life, and increase property values.
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City staff will purchase and plant the "right trees, in the right place" along NW 5th Avenue. The variety of native trees include Simpson Stopper, Wild Tamarind, Live Oak, and Pigeon Plum.This project is partnership between the City of Oakland Park, Lloyd Estates Elementary School and the Prospect Gardens Community Group to increase awareness of the importance of an urban tree canopy while demonstrating proper tree selection, installation techniques, tree establishment and long-term maintenance.