Brown Bag lunch features City Arborist David Neville on Fernandina Tree protection efforts

Media Release
April 12, 2022

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture
Wednesday, May 4, at 12pm

In this Brown Bag Lunch, the City of Fernandina Beach’s Urban Forester David Neville will discuss the city’s tree protection ordinance and highlight the Heritage Tree Program, which recognizes individual trees based on size, age, and aesthetic or cultural significance.

Attendance is free and open to the public and attendants may bring their lunch. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. This program is wheelchair accessible.

Watch this program remotely at

For more information contact Summer at 904-261-7378 x.102 or [email protected]

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Mark Tomes
Mark Tomes(@mtomes)
1 year ago

Tree protection in this city is much too lax. Trees are needed for carbon sequestration, shading to help regulate neighborhood temperatures, wildlife habitat, aesthetics for locals and visitors, attenuation of wind and rain during storms, erosion control, and so much more. They are a community resource and should be treated as such.

Margaret Kirkland, Amelia Tree Conservancy
1 year ago

Please attend or watch. We need to do more to save our mature trees, for the reasons Mark lists and many more. They are critical for stormwater processing and quality of life on Amelia Island. Planting new trees is important, but it will be many years before they can contribute as our older trees do.