As part of an improvement project that will widen the road, improve drainage and add bike lanes, the City of Miami Beach cut down 20 oak trees on Alton Road.
Oak trees on Alton Road were removed as the South Point Improvement Project, which will widen the road, improve underground infrastructure such as storm drainage and add new curbs, sidewalks and bike lanes.
BY LAURA EDWINS
Last week Miami Beach’s tree canopy got a trim.
About 20 oak trees were removed on Alton Road, south of Fifth Street, as part of the ciyt’s South Pointe Improvement Project which will widen the road, improve storm drainage and add new curbs, sidewalks and bike lanes.
According to Nannette Rodriguez , a spokeswoman for the City of Miami Beach, the South Pointe Improvement Project is near completion.
However, the sight of the “beheaded” oaks has some worried about the city’s plans for the area.
“Every time we loose trees it’s very painful,” said Laura Mullaney, a South Miami resident and regular visitor to Miami Beach. Mullaney, who is also a member of the Coral Gables Historical Society, worries about the overall canopy coverage in Miami-Dade County.
“We need to increase the tree canopy. Miami-Dade County does not have a very dense tree canopy, and it’s such an environmentally correct thing to do,” she said.
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