Miami-Dade hosting Tree Summit at FIU



Think Miami-Dade needs more trees? There’s a master plan in the works to make it happen.

On Wednesday, the county and FIU are hosting the 7th Annual Tree Summit, which brings together local elected officials, government agencies, industry professionals and non-profit organizations who share the common goal of increasing Miami-Dade’s tree canopy coverage to 30% by the year 2020.

The 2013 Tree Summit, titled “The Jobs are in the Trees,” will feature discussions by experts in the fields of landscape architecture, engineering, arboriculture, urban planning and the importance of trees in creating healthier and livable communities.

This year’s summit also includes a job fair for those interested in pursuing careers in these industries.

Admission is open to the public. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus, 11299 SW Eighth St.

To register online visit:

Read more Miami-Dade stories from the Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Join the

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category