Click on the flag below for information of each tree!
|Small Trees and Large Shrubs|
|Large Native Trees|
|Green Buttonwood||Cornocarpus erectus|
|Wild Tamarind||Lysiloma latisliquum|
|Gumbo Limbo||Bursera simaruba|
|Paradise Tree||Simarouba glauca|
|Live Oak||Quercus virginiana|
Medium Native Trees
|Dahoon Holly||Ilex cassine|
|Pigeon Plum||Coccoloba diversifolia|
|Satin leaf||Chrysophyllum oliviforme|
Small Native Trees
|Florida Privet||Forestieria segregata|
|Wild Coffee||Psychotria nervosa|
Native Flags is an urban reforestation campaign directed by Miami artist Xavier Cortada. The campaign aims to help restore native habitats for plants and animals across Miami-Dade County. Participants will be asked to plant the sapling of a native tree and a green flag in their yard and encourage their neighbors to do the same. By doing so, residents across the county will reclaim land for native trees displaced long ago by development.
Learn more about the native tree resources in your community below.
South Florida Native Trees Resources
- Miami Tree Master Plan
- Miami-Dade Adopt-A-Tree
- Miami-Dade Native Tree List
- Florida Native Plants Society
- University of Florida’s Native Trees web site
- Citizens for a Better South Florida
Please contact your local chapter of the (e.g.: local chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society) to determine which native species are suitable for planting in your yard. To learn about caring for your native tree, please click here.