City Tree Planting Project & Florida-Friendly Landscaping Class

The City of Macclenny has recently adopted a Sustainable Tree Planting Initiative for the trees planted in city right-of-ways. The tree planting project is aimed at replacing invasive tree species to increase biodiversity, improve air and water quality, and foster a healthier and more sustainable environment in the most urban area of our community. This grant-funded project will begin soon and is expected to be completed in Spring 2025.

Invasive Tree Removal

The aging Bradford Pear trees will be removed from city right-of-way streets. This species is no longer recommended for planting due to its invasive nature and will be replaced with native trees.

Native Tree Planting

A variety of Florida native trees will be selected to enhance the environment for both people and wildlife. Areas of Hwy 90, Sixth Street, and Fifth Street have all been selected for the tree planting project.

Community Education

We aim to keep the community informed, communicate the importance of the project, and encourage residents to participate in the Florida-Friendly Landscaping class being offered free online by the UF/IFAS Baker County Extension Office.

To learn more about the project and register for the Florida-Friendly Landscaping class, visit:


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Posted: July 2, 2024

Category: Agriculture, Events, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Invasive Species, Invasive Species, Natural Resources,
Tags: Classes And Events, Florida-Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Landscaping, Native Plants, Trees, Urban Forestry

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