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Photo: Damaged & Invasive Trees Being Cleared On Julia Tuttle Causeway (Updated)

Photo: Damaged & Invasive Trees Being Cleared On Julia Tuttle Causeway (Updated)

Over the past few days, crews have been clearing away trees that line the Julia Tuttle Causeway.

According to Miami Beach spokesperson Melissa Berthier, the city is removing vegetation impacted by Hurricane Irma and will be finished this week. The city of Miami is doing the same on their half of the causeway, she said.

FDOT spokesperson Tish Burgher also confirmed that trees damaged by Hurricane Irma were being removed. In addition, they will soon begin removing invasive and exotic trees from this area, she said.

 

 

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Did Bernardo Fort-Brescia get a hold of his chainsaw again?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Good news that road is a hazard now with people going in and out and illegally fishing from there. City should invest a bit and make it a proper linear park rather than what it is now, just an overgrown homeless/sex offender camp site.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why make a park when it’ll be empty. Parks need people to be successful.

Anonymous
Anonymous

it would make a great linear park with a sweet bike lane! would be successful and probably way more successful at less build out cost than that stupid plan z for key biscayne.

Anonymous
Anonymous

cool winding bike lane with nice vegetation would be awesome

Anonymous
Anonymous

Yeah man! super quiet area, away from traffic, nice long stretches without stops! you could also have a nice winding pedestrian walk along the water with restorative plantings. could be really sweet, a mix or urban and rustic.

Anonymous
Anonymous

so target the illegal fishers, don’t take it out on the trees. this is the problem with society. were always trying to enable and accommodate poor behavior. remove miamis exotic vegetation and it is then the equivalent of any other location in america. people dont realize the plants and tree MAKE or break this area. we are so fortunate to have this one little sliver, not only of the US, but of all of FLORIDA, that can grow beautiful tropical vegetation, and we continually destroy it. we dont have enough canopy as it is in south Florida. we need more!

not marc
not marc

any mangroves?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Probably clearing away hurricane debris.

Anonymous
Anonymous

“Trimming” or “clearing?” I hope it’s for some infrastructure upgrades to combat flooding, and native mangroves, palms, etc. take its place. It’s also wishful thinking, but maybe space earmarked for future Metrorail or streetcar tracks?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Why?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Maybe reach out to FDOT for comment?

Anonymous
Anonymous

They are actually fantastic at replying to emails! I sent a project liaison an email and I received a reply the same day regarding the height of a sound wall on the turnpike behind a house a client of mine was interested in…

Oscar
Oscar

Great! I was just thinking how we have way too many trees down here.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I remember waayyyy back in the day, this was beachfront land. I was little then but I used to see the guys with their cars parked and blasting music all up and down this stretch of land while partying with their girlfriends into the wee hours of the night.

It was so cool back then…..

marc
marc

Any particular reason?

Anonymous
Anonymous

Any particular treeson*?

not marc
not marc

it’s treason against nature and our health

Anonymous
Anonymous

Don’t block the view!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Clearing away trees and??

Miami
Miami

Yea, because Miami doesn’t have any better things to waste money on!!

WOW! our tax money goes a long way!.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Clearing hurricane debris is necessary and getting rid of invasive plants is environmentally important. Hopefully they’ll foster mangroves, they help combat flooding and are native to the area. Only problem is mosquitos, hopefully they can spray regularly to keep them away.