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City to Plant 300 Trees in Parks Throughout Pensacola

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City of Pensacola Tree Refurbishment Plan Will Replace Trees Lost in Hurricane Sally

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The City of Pensacola’s Parks and Recreation Department will be planting approximately 300 trees from December 2021 through February 2022, with a goal of replacing the trees lost in city parks during Hurricane Sally and helping to replenish Pensacola’s tree canopy for future generations.

The planting will take place as part of the City of Pensacola Tree Refurbishment Plan, which kicked off on Arbor Day 2021 by planting two trees in Parker Circle Park.

“After the devastating loss of several hundred trees during Hurricane Sally, I’m very excited to see this plan moving forward to replace trees that were lost or severely damaged in the storm,” Mayor Grover Robinson said. “Trees are such a vital part of Pensacola’s beautiful landscape, and it’s imperative that we continue planting trees that can be enjoyed by our citizens for generations to come.”

In an effort to make the Tree Refurbishment Plan as successful as possible, the city has hired Geosyntec Consultants to test soil samples at each of the following parks and determine the right tree and location based on wind tolerance, soil conditions, drought tolerance, and other factors. The city will then select trees that best match the existing landscape of each park.

Through the plan, trees will be planted in the following city-owned parks, covering all seven City Council districts:

  • Baars Park
  • Bayview Park
  • Belvedere Park
  • Bryan Park
  • Camelot Park
  • Eastgate Park
  • Fairchild Park
  • Fort George
  • Greenwood Park
  • Granada Subdivision Park
  • Gull Point Center
  • Rev. H.K. Matthews Park
  • Hitzman-Optimist Park
  • Lavallet Park
  • Malaga Square
  • MLK Plaza
  • Tech Park
  • Pineglades Park
  • Pintado Park
  • Plaza Ferdinand
  • Roger Scott Athletic Complex
  • Semmes Park
  • Springdale Park
  • Toledo Square
  • Victory Park 1
  • Victory Park 2
  • Zamora Square

More information about the City of Pensacola Tree Refurbishment Plan will be shared in the coming months as the plan is implemented. Please stay tuned to the City of Pensacola website and Facebook for announcements.