City of Orlando :: Families, Parks and Recreation:
The 10,000 Trees Initiative was created by the City of Orlando’s Parks Division, Green-Up Orlando, and Keep Orlando Beautiful to bring together individuals and resources to restore our precious tree canopy. It was developed in 2004 in response to the devastation to Orlando's urban tree canopy due to Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Jeanne.
The goal of 10,000 Trees Initiative was to replace 10,000 trees by 2010. That goal was met on December 17, 2009 when Mayor Dyer planted the 10,000th tree at Wadeview Park. Mayor Dyer and City Commissioners raised awareness about Orlando’s urban tree canopy by planting the seven final trees during a week long celebration of the 10,000 Trees Initiative. The commemoration began with the 9,994th tree planting on Friday, December 11 and culminated in the 10,000th tree planting by Mayor Dyer on Thursday, December 17 at 3:30 p.m. at Wadeview park.