Miami artist Xavier Cortada created this urban reforestation eco-art
project to help restore native habitats for plants and animals in urban areas. Participating residents are asked to plant a native tree alongside the green project flag
in their front yard and state:
“I hereby reclaim this land for nature.”
The project’s conspicuous green flags serve as a catalyst for conversations with neighbors, who will be encouraged to join the effort and help rebuild their native tree canopy one yard at a time.
Ideally, as they watch each tree grow, their interest in the environment will also grow.
Native Flags 2009 exhibit at Martin County Cultural Courthouse Center,