Trees for Life

Mission: Collaborate with everyone including our youth by planting 100,000 native trees to transform our land, to save our Lagoon and waters, improve community health, and reduce the impacts of climate change. 

Benefits:Trees save energy, provide shade and wind breaks for our homes, cool our cities and neighborhoods, reduce the need for fertilizers, remove carbon dioxide and air pollutants from our air, retain topsoil, save water bills, provide for birds, butterflies, fish and people. 

Click to download PDF flyer.

Tree Distribution in Indian River County

Click on the square at the upper top left for the map legend.. For a full screen version of the map, click on the box at upper right. The full screen version is best for zooming in and out on the tree locations.

LIVE OAK8861631,049
TREE TOTAL1,4042421,646
Pelican Island Audubon Tree distribution as of December 2, 2020.

Many thanks to Cherry Lake Farms for providing the Bald Cypress trees and Sebastian River Farms for providing Winged Elm, Sand live oak, Live Oak, Southern Red Cedar, Slash pine, Red Maple, Sycamore, Green, and Silver Buttonwood, Brodie Eastern Red Cedar.

Trees for Life in the media

Click to read the online HomeTown News article:
Free oak trees, planting advice now available
Click to read the Press Journal article:
“Trees for Life” project aims to help the environment
Click to read the VeroNews | 32963 article:
8 local bird species are seen threatened by climate change
Click to read the Vero Beach Newsweekly article:
Pelican Island Audubon Society recognizes volunteers
Read the HomeTown News article:
Native plant sale at Audubon House

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | In a warming climate, can birds take the heat?
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign | Trees set sixth-graders up for success
New York Times | Can Trees Live Forever? New Kindling for an Immortal Debate
BBC | Cities struggling to boost urban tree cover
Science Daily | How trees could save the climate
MIT Technology Review | Planting more trees could suck up a huge share of carbon emissions
National Geographic | How to erase 100 years of carbon emissions? Plant trees – lots of them
Bloomberg | This Easy Climate Fix Has More Potential Than Previously Though
Associated Press | How Birdwatchers Can Help Threatened Bird Populations

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