10,000 trees planted: Orlando has it made in the shade -- OrlandoSentinel.com:
Five summers ago, a trio of hurricanes devastated Orlando's tree canopy, scarring a city known for the shady brick streets running through its oldest neighborhoods.
On Thursday, the city completed a five-year initiative meant to repair the damage and someday return the City Beautiful's tree canopy to its former glory. Mayor Buddy Dyer planted the last tree of the city's '10,000 Trees Initiative' launched in the aftermath of the 2004 hurricane season.
'When you fly into Orlando, you observe the oaks and the pine trees. When you think of our neighborhoods, especially our downtown neighborhoods, you picture the tree canopy,' said Dyer, who planted a 16-foot live oak at Wadeview Park on Thursday.