City of Fernandina Beach receives 19ths national recognition as “Tree City USA”

City of Fernandina Beach
May 7, 2021

City tree plantings on North 2nd Street.

The City of Fernandina Beach has received its 19th year of national recognition as a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. This represents the City’s continued commitment of honoring community forestry. In celebration of Arbor Day, on Friday, April 30, 2021, members of the City’s Planning & Conservation staff and neighboring residents held a small tree planting event on N. 3rd Street and planted two live oaks and two weeping yaupon holly trees. Thank you to Tammi Kosack for her recommendation on the planting location as part of her participation in the City’s tree committee.

Since January, the City has planted or given away over 300 trees to City residents. Future tree give away events are being planned for the fall during Florida’s optimal planting season. The City encourages its residents who are planting trees to send us photos so we can document your new planting. For additional information or questions regarding trees within the City, please contact the City’s Planning & Conservation Director, Kelly N. Gibson, AICP at 904-310-3480 or by email at [email protected]

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