Miami-Dade hosting Tree Summit at FIU

 

MIAMI-DADE

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: milliontrees.miamidade.gov.

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