Much of the story in Miami Beach regarding Irma’s destruction is about downed power lines, trees, and landscaping. Today, the City’s Greenspace Division Director Rodney Knowles was out with his team trying to save as many trees as possible.
Knowles told Commissioner Ricky Arriola in a video posted to Facebook, “We’re trying to salvage as many of the vibrant trees as possible by re-staking them, trying to catch them before the root ball dries out.” His team is placing orange bands around the trees to be re-staked and braced. “If we’re successful,” he said, “we’ll get a good portion of these trees back in the ground and save them so they don’t end up on the scrap heap. We have some in the City that suffered traumatic injuries. We probably won’t be able to save them but we’re going to do our best to save as many of the trees as possible.”
Arriola said residents who see orange bands on trees “can help by gently watering them and not trying to move them”.
Photo: Ricky Arriola
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