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What is Threatening the Tree Canopy?

Growth and Development

Road-widening to accommodate growth and development mainly from St. Lucie County.



The Regional Long Range Transportation Plan estimates 130,000 new residents in St. Lucie County and 30,000 new residents in Martin County within the next 20 years.


Human Indifference

Destructive maintenance: Harmful mowing, ditch cleaning, and tree trimming practices.




Natural Forces

Invasive non-native species: Brazilian Pepper, Old World Climbing Vine, Torpedo Grass, and more.