Please join the City of Fort Lauderdale for our next Tree Giveaway at Neighbor Support Night February 21, 2019. For additional information please visit the event website at:https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/departments/city-manager-s-office/office-of-neighbor-support/neighbor-support-night#restreegive
Thursday, January 24, 2019
Thursday, January 10, 2019
Did you know that there are over 126 recognized National Champion trees in Florida? The most of any state!! In fact, two of Florida’s National Champion trees are located in the City of Fort Lauderdale.
A National Champion tree is defined as the largest tree of a particular species which must be recognized as either native, non-native, naturalized or a recognized naturally occurring variety in the United States. Some famous examples nation-wide include the “General Sherman” Giant Sequoia (California), “The Senator” Bald Cypress (Florida) and the “Angel Oak” (South Carolina).
Florida also has its own Champion Tree program for trees that may not be large enough for consideration as National Champions, but are still the largest species examples within the state. The City of Fort Lauderdale has one State Champion tree.
To learn how to identify and/or nominate a tree as a National or State Champion, visit the Florida Champion Trees program.
National Champion, Mahogany Tree
National Champion, Pitch Apple Tree
Florida Champion, Canary Island Date Palm
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Here is some pertinent information for the City of Fort Lauderdale's next Quarterly Tree Giveaway. For additional information about the City of Fort Lauderdale's Tree Giveaway Programs please visit the below web link:
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Thursday, October 11, 2018
November 30th, marks the end of this year’s hurricane season! It is important to utilize the Sunshine State One (811) service before beginning the replanting process and/or removing fallen trees from your property. Digging new holes, utilizing stump grinding machines, and clearing root balls from uprooted trees may impact underground utilities such as gas, power, cable wires, and pipes causing substantial additional damage. The Sunshine State One (811) service is responsible for coordinating visually marking of all underground utilities present at the service area (within the right of way swale) with flags painted in accordance with the American Public Works Association (APWA) Uniform Color Codes image below.
Note that Sunshine State One (811) is a totally free service and, per Florida State law, they are required to respond within two business days unless under a declared emergency. Visit Sunshine811 for additional information and/or to submit any official utility marking requests.