For Immediate Release
May 13, 2014
Contact: Nicole Lesson
Miami Lakes, FL - In honor of National Arbor Day, the Town of Miami Lakes held an Arbor Day Celebration on April 25 to commemorate the Town's tree canopy and to recognize the importance of planting trees in the community. As part of the event, which was held at Miami Lakes Park West, a Live Oak tree was planted and Mayor Wayne Slaton and the Town Council proclaimed April 25 as Arbor Day in the Town of Miami Lakes. Girl Scout Troop 263 participated in the event by reading a tree poem and the Town's Arborist was on hand to provide information about the Town's tree initiatives and proper-tree planting and trimming.
There are more than 17,000 trees of urban tree canopy in public right of ways and parks in the Town of Miami Lakes.
"The Town of Miami Lakes has been named a Tree City USA for seven consecutive years and has received the Growth Award for five consecutive years from the Arbor Day Foundation." Mayor Wayne Slaton said. "This Arbor Day celebration commemorated this important accomplishment and prestigious recognition."
Along with celebrating Arbor Day, the Town of Miami Lakes recently initiated a Town-wide beautification master plan for the tree canopy, right of ways and parks; established its own Tree Ordinance; and implemented the i-Tree System.
For more information on the Town's tree canopy initiatives and programs, please call the Department of Community and Leisure Services at (305) 364-6100.
From left-Councilman Frank Mingo; Councilman Nelson Rodriquez; Councilman Cesar Mestre;
Councilman Tim Daubert; Vice Mayor Manny Cid; and Mayor Wayne Slaton
plant a tree in celebration of Arbor Day at Miami Lakes Park West.