Trees provide essential benefits for people, climate, water, and wildlife.
Loss of trees from development and storms threaten resiliency efforts and contribute to rising temperatures, a loss of wildlife habitat, and destruction of beauty.
Thanks to the efforts of Scenic Jacksonville, the city passed a Tree Ordinance as well as a Tree Protection Charter Amendment. A funding component requires developers to pay for trees they cut down during commercial or residential development.
Today there is over $21 million in the combined Tree Mitigation Funds. Citizens, non-profits and the city’s Urban Forestry staff utilize the Tree Funds to replant trees on public property, including rights of way, medians, parks and schools.
Scenic Jacksonville is a strong advocate for replanting efforts. We are proud to support planting programs and activities with Duval County Public Schools, Riverside Avondale Preservation’s ReLEAF program, and the Sulzbacher Center to name a few.
Request a free tree by calling 630-CITY. Options for larger projects by community groups are available via the Tree Commission Planting Programs.