Case Studies of this Municipality
At the heart of the Florida Keys is the City of Marathon. This fishing community holds the distinction of having beautiful clear waters and rare and unique plant communities. In order to conserve and protect native species and vegetation from the threats of development and invasive exotic plantings, Marathon desired to increase the proliferation of native trees and eliminate invasive, non-native plants. One way to achieve this goal was to implement a tree inventory to assess the City’s existing tree canopy, which will then serve as a blueprint for developing incremental approaches to urban forestry issues in the coastal community.