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The Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is a non-profit organization formed in 1980 to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida and the use of Florida native plants in landscaping.

The Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (DCFNPS) is one of more than 20 chapters around the state and includes residents of Monroe County. More about us »
Next Meeting in Dade County

Next Meeting in Dade County

Tuesday, May 22, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 SW 57 Ave. (Red Road)

Storm preparation and mitigating tree hazards - Ian Wogan, ISA Certified Arborist, Co-founder of True Tree Service

With another storm season fast approaching, we could all use some tips on how to prepare our yards to “weather the storm.” This month’s talk will cover a range topics including Right Tree, Right Place, proper pruning practices for storm events, managing risks associated with trees, and cleanup efforts post event (to save or not to save).

Ian Wogan is a Miami native, Principal, and co-founding member of True Tree Service, a company founded on the principles of arboriculture and sustainability, focusing on solutions for optimum tree health and management in the urban environment. Since its formation, Ian has overseen daily operations of prescribed tree management, horticulture management, and arboriculture consultation. He earned a BA in Environmental Studies from FIU, is an ISA Certified Arborist, and holds ISA TRAQ certification (Tree Risk Assessment Qualification). Ian is also a Florida State Certified Professional Mangrove Trimmer, a Florida Urban Forestry Council member, and the acting President of the Tropical Arborists Guild.

Upcoming Field Trip

Upcoming Field Trip

Saturday, May 12, 2018. Visit Trinity Pineland with the Miami-Dade County EEL Program

Joy Klein, the Environmentally Endangered Lands (EEL) site manager, will lead neighbors on a tour and invites FNPS members to come along. This 10-acre pine rockland contains sandy pockets (somewhat unusual in Miami-Dade) and a dense stand of Dade County pines which survived Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The site was purchased by the state with Conservation and Recreation Land (CARL) funding in 1991 and is managed by the Miami-Dade County EEL program. Restoration and a January burn have allowed wildflowers to flourish. You can walk easily through open areas and avoid rocky areas as you wish. Bring water and sun protection. Closed shoes and long pants recommended (in case of poison ivy or poisonwood).

Time, address and directions are in the newsletter mailed to members. Please join to enjoy all the activities of the chapter!