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Miami-Dade County Trees

Trees benefit our environment a great deal, providing shade, cooler temperatures, habitat for wildlife and attractive scenery. Learn about the right types of trees to plant and how to care for them, as well as other tips and programs to increase Miami-Dade County’s tree canopy.

Tree Care

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A well-shaped urban tree will have a longer and healthier life.
Choosing and Caring For Your Tree
Miami-Dade County Hurricane Guide
Prune your trees before hurricane season arrives, and get tips for after the storm.
Hurricane Preparation
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Report broken or hanging tree branches in public areas, or trees obstructing signs, roads or sidewalks.
Request Tree Trimming

Videos on Planting Trees

Landscape & Tree Regulations

Tree Removal and Relocation Permit

A permit is required to remove or relocate a tree not exempt from Miami-Dade County code.

Natural Forest Communities Removal Permit

Activity that results in the removal or damage in a Natural Forest Community requires a permit.

Natural Areas Management Research & Permit

A permit is required to conduct research in Natural Areas Management locations.

Landscape Code and Manual

Miami-Dade guidelines on the type of landscape required for developments.

Community Gardens

These set open space aside for the cultivation and harvesting of produce such as flowers, fruits and vegetables.

Public Space Permits

Guidelines on reimagining public spaces in Miami-Dade County.


Cypress mulch and red-dyed mulch are prohibited from being used for planting.

Prohibited Plants

See a list of plants considered exotics and nuisances.

Get Involved

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Qualifying residents can take home two trees for free at Adopt-a-Tree events.
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Every tree planted contributes toward a goal of planting one million trees by 2020.
Register a Tree Planting
Take courses to become an expert gardener, then share your expertise with our community.
Master Gardener Program
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Grants are award to communities that invest in increasing Miami-Dade's canopy.
Street Trees Matching Grant

News & Events

Get two free trees Saturday, Sept. 14

July 18, 2019 — Regulatory and Economic Resources

The Adopt-a-Tree Program provides Miami-Dade single-family or duplex homeowners with two free trees every year, even if they have adopted trees in previous years.

Plant a tree for a healthier, more livable community

April 18, 2019 — Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

There are many benefits to trees. Join the effort by planting trees to raise Miami-Dade's tree canopy from 14 percent to 30 percent.

Free mulch from Christmas evergreens still available

May 17, 2019 — Solid Waste Management

Free mulch is available while supplies last for Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management residential waste service area customers.

Learn how to compost - your garden will thank you the most

May 17, 2019 — Solid Waste Management

Composting is a great way to utilize items that would normally end up in a landfill. Attend a free home composting workshop and receive a free compost bin.

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