Landscape Department

The Town's Landscape Department has been doing several things to enhance its sustainable and green practices:AltText

  • Promotes native plantings using Florida-Friendly landscaping principles.
  • Attends Arbor Day activities at schools throughout the months of March and April.
  • Is a member of the Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA program which provides direction, technical assistance, and recognition for urban and community forestry programs.
  • Has led the efforts in keeping the Town a Tree City since 1991 with three of these years being Growth Award years for extraordinary efforts to grow the program.
  • Has participated in a tree study with the University of Florida designed to quantify the environmental benefits of the Town's urban forest such as carbon sequestration and improved water quality.
  • Act as leaders in communicating the importance of planting trees and other landscaping for the benefit of all.
  • Conducts outreach workshops three to four times a year with Homeowner’s Associations and various areas in the Town on how to take care of trees and how to prune them.
  • Participates in Earth Day events each year.
  • Gave away 750 low-maintenance plants to Town residents during the 2011 Orange Blossom Festival.
  • Leads the Welcoming Wildlife into Natural Davie (WWIND) team.
  • Developed five Florida-Friendly demonstration gardens for Town residents to model their gardens after with the help of the WWIND team and Town employees.
  • Are actively working with Scout groups to increase the number of wildlife gardens in the Town.