What are urban forests?
Over 130 million acres of America’s forests are located right in our cities and towns. Urban forests come in many different shapes and sizes. They include urban parks, street trees, landscaped boulevards, gardens, river and coastal promenades, greenways, river corridors, wetlands, nature preserves, shelter belts of trees, and working trees at former industrial sites. Urban forests, through planned connections of green spaces, form the green infrastructure on which communities depend. Green infrastructure works at multiple scales from the neighborhood to the metro area to the regional landscape.
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Imagine a beautiful forest, a natural oasis along the Intracoastal Waterway in Venice for all to enjoy.
Before and Now
Before to Jan. 2020- 308 East Venice Ave. Venice FL 34285
·We walked the entire Forest picking up trash and keeping recycled materials in clear bags. Everything else we put in regular trash bags.
·Reef Rovers were out this Saturday with VUF Team
·Last week: Rained us out, but we got about 1.75 inches of rain, so it really helped the Forest.
·We have new mulch near the front gate, next to the Wildflower Meadow, waterview butterfly garden, and at the end the Pine Forest.
·We will complete the mulch in the Wildflower Meadow.
·Finished the mulching of the Pine Forest.
·Weeded south of the waterview Butterfly Garden
Butterfly (Water view) Garden:
· Working diligently with J & T Holland to get Cedars planted in Venice’s Urban Forest.
Establishment/Installation of our Irrigation System
Invasive Species Removal
· Brazilian Peppers
· Lead Trees
120 Live Oaks planted!
80 Sabal Palms planted!
Invasive Florida Strangler Figs removed