Pilot Program Encourages Homeowners to Plant Mature Trees

Coconut Telegraph

To continue to grow the urban canopy, the City of Sarasota is supporting a community-driven pilot program offering an incentive up to $500 for residents who plant and maintain a mature tree within program guidelines. Residents will own the tree and are required to invest $100. Homeowners will purchase the tree and will be required to water, prune and maintain it. The program focuses on planting mature canopy and understory trees with a minimum 2-inch caliper. Planting is limited to the right of way or within ten feet of the right of way. Participants can select from over two dozen approved species, from pink tabebuia to shady lady to live oak. The Mature Tree Canopy Pilot Program is being funded with $50,000 from the City’s tree replacement fund which collects a portion of tree removal permit dollars to be used specifically for urban canopy programs.

City of Sarasota

« View The Saturday Dec 7, 2019 SRQ Daily Edition
« Back To SRQ Daily Archive

Read More

A Magical Evening | SRQ Magazine's Holiday Soiree at Waterworks, December 9

Photos from the SRQ Magazine Holiday Soiree at Waterworks, December 9

Jan 4, 2020

The Sexiest Show in Ballet

The Sarasota Ballet perform, for the first time, George Balanchine’s evocative and exotic Bugaku April 27-28. This remarkable ballet was a tribute by Balanchine to the refined elegance of Japanese music and dance, and during its world premiere renowned dance critic Anna Kissel

Apr 11, 2018

 Families First Institute Offers Free, Public Courses to Strengthen Families

Children First, Sarasota County’s exclusive provider of Head Start and Early Head Start programs serves more than 700 of the county’s most vulnerable children and their families each year, providing high-quality education, care, nutrition and family support services. Children First&rs

Apr 4, 2018

Give Gratitude, Grateful Patient Program

If you have been a patient at Sarasota Memorial, perhaps you can look back to when the care you received exceeded your expectations. Maybe it was kind words from a doctor or nurse, the patience of a technologist who took the time to explain a procedure, or a volunteer, housekeeper or food service

Jan 12, 2018