Miami Beach

Miami Beach to trim beachfront vegetation this week

Some of the oceanfront vegetation in Miami Beach is getting trimmed this week as part of the city’s dune restoration program.

Contractors started trimming native plants on the dunes between 23rd and 46th streets on Tuesday.

According to the city, sea grape plants will be trimmed to shrub height so they are less top heavy. This will help the plants withstand strong winds during storms.

Beachgoers might notice the plants looking bare after the trims. They will look more full and green after six months.

The dune restoration program has in the past included removal of non-native invasive species and planting of native vegetation.

Joey Flechas: 305-376-3602, @joeflech