TREEmendous Miami is a group of dedicated citizens making Miami-Dade a greener, cooler, healthier and more enjoyable environment in which to live.
Was established as a Florida not-for-profit corporation in January 1999. It took root and grew as the result of the brainstorming efforts of a small group of dedicated tree lovers who had previously volunteered together in other organizations. In our first 19 years we have planted more than 23,000 trees and enlisted the help of more than 6,000 volunteers from the community. These volunteers include thousands of young people earning community service hours while learning about the importance of trees in our environment.
We advocate the importance of a healthy tree canopy in order to have a healthy environment. Members of TREEmendous Miami have participated in the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Green Infrastructure Committee; worked with Department of Environmental Resources Management and Department of Transportation on proposed legislation concerning requirements and guidelines for street and residential trees; and assisted the county in compiling its Street Tree Master Plan. TREEmendous Miami's newest project has been to help Florida International University restore its Preserve, an area of Florida native habitat that had become overrun by invasive exotics in some areas. TREEmendous Miami is eradicating the exotics and replanting appropriate native species to create a pristine native habitat, much like it has done at the Virginia Key Beach Park.
Has brought shade, beauty and community pride to diverse neighborhoods throughout Miami-Dade County. We have installed trees along public roads and highways (including the highly visible plantings along the Metrorail side of South Dixie Highway south of I-95), at schools, on environmentally endangered land, in parks and at historic sites.
We are partners in the ongoing restoration of the Historic Miami City Cemetery, a botanical gem in downtown Miami as well as the restoration of Historic Virginia Key Beach Park.
We are volunteers united to build community pride by planting, promoting and preserving trees in Miami-Dade County.
Our environment is our number one concern! We achieve these goals by:
Providing opportunities for volunteer planting and maintenance of trees
Educating policymakers and the public about our community’s trees
Celebrating the importance of trees and volunteer efforts
Creating partnerships to develop administrative capacity for our efforts