The City of Coral Springs received a $37,500 Urban and Community Forestry grant through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Community Services. This grant helped fund the City’s Street Tree Subsidy Program, which was initiated in 2006 to assist homeowners in replacing street trees destroyed or damaged as a result of Hurricane Wilma. The program has been nationally recognized and won a second place award at the 2007 Neighborhoods USA conference in the category of physical neighborhood revitalization. To date the program has helped pay for the planting of over 2,000 trees citywide, including Live Oak, Gumbo Limbo, and West Indian Mahogany Red Maple.
For more information, call City Forester and Environmental Coordinator Mark Westfall at 954-344-1117.