The City of Jacksonville and Groundwork Jacksonville Awarded 2019 TD Green Space Grant
The City of Jacksonville partnered along with Groundwork Jacksonville have been awarded the 2019 TD Green Space Grant for the Biodiversity Corridor project along Jacksonville's S-Line.
City will plant tree in front of your home for free
In an effort to make Jacksonville green again, the 630-CITY Tree Planting Program is giving homeowners the ability to give back to the environment while beautifying their yards.
630-CITY Tree Planting Program
Would you like a tree planted in the right-of-way in front of your home? If so, the City of Jacksonville will do just that! Simply call 630-CITY and request a tree and you will be contacted by one of the city’s arborists. The funding comes from the city’s tree fund and the trees are planted at no cost to you, all we ask is that you water it and enjoy.
RAP ReLEAF Tree Canopy Enhancement Program is Underway
Maria Guenther, a resident of Avondale, is enjoying two new trees planted this week in the right-of-way in front of her home by the City of Jacksonville through its tree mitigation program. Maria’s new trees are part of over 380 trees in the initial planting through the RAP ReLEAF program. That program is designed to enhance our tree canopy by placing trees inside right-of-ways and in our parks. As they mature they will replace trees planted during the establishment of our neighborhood and are nearing the end of their life cycle.
Jacksonville Urban Forestry Stormwater Study Completed
The City of Jacksonville and Green Infrastructure Centered finished the comprehensive storm water study - Read Now
City Council passes appropriation bill to begin tree planting project in historic district
Residents throughout City Council District 14 will soon see landscape companies digging holes and planting trees in their neighborhoods, thanks to approval by the Jacksonville City Council to spend almost $800,000 to add to the beauty and walkability of the historic district.
Because Trees Help Keep Pollution Out Of The St. Johns River, Jacksonville Is Mapping Them
With a grant from the U.S. Forest Service, Jacksonville has hired a Virginia-based nonprofit to study the city’s trees and how they can be better utilized to address the problems of urban stormwater runoff, among other things. The city is hosting a public meeting on Thursday, February 28, where officials will discuss the study and seek input from residents. The event is scheduled to run from 6 to 8 p.m. at San Marco Preservation Hall, 1652 Atlantic Blvd.
Trees for the planting, thanks to tree mitigation fund
If you’ve always wanted or needed to plant a tree in the right-of-way in front of your property, now you can, thanks to the City of Jacksonville’s tree settlement with a variety of civic groups in July 2017. The suit filed in 2015 by the Public Trust Environmental Legal Institute of Florida challenged the city’s use of the Tree Mitigation Trust Fund established in 2000 by charter amendment. Developers pay into the fund when they cut down trees and the money is supposed to be used to mitigate the loss by paying for new trees to be planted elsewhere in Duval County.