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Miami-Dade Parks Post Hurricane Irma Dead Tree Branch Trimming and Removal Progress Update

MIAMI (January 16, 2018)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces is continuing to clean-up debris left behind from Hurricane Irma. FEMA-certified contractors are working seven days a week, from sunrise to sunset, cutting down and disposing dead tree branches and stumps on the public rights-of-way. Crews expect to complete the removal by the end of March.

Trimming the trees and removing the debris is a two-phase process. Branches are first cut, followed by the removal of the piles. The removal may occur one to two days following the trimming when there is substantial debris to collect. A second crew will then remove any remaining tree stumps. Miami-Dade Parks is in the final stage of debris clean-up, and the public’s continued patience is requested and greatly appreciated. We want to remind residents that illegal dumping is a serious offense. To report an illegal dumping activity please call 311, the County’s Contact Center.

For questions or updates on Miami Dade Parks’ public right-of-way tree trimming and removal efforts, please visit us at www.miamidade.gov/parks or call 311.

Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 270 parks and 13,573 acres of land. It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world. The non-profit Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade supports Miami-Dade Parks’ efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.