Cape Coral is spending $500,000 on tree planting

November 30, 2018 12:56 pm

Cape Coral is spending $500,000 on tree planting to replace trees lost in the hurricane.

The city council plans to replace the 600-plus palm trees and Florida Elms lost and damaged during Hurricane Irma.

Each tree can cost between $500 and $1,000 depending on its rarity.

The plan is to plant along roadsides and in city areas along Del Prado Boulevard between Pine Island and also Kismet Parkway.

The City Council’s Transportation Advisory Commission approved the scheme, which could take two years to complete.

Cape Coral Traffic engineer, Bill Corbett, says the tree replacements are extraordinary, due to the hurricane.

Source: https://www.helloswfl.com/cape-coral-to-spend-500k-on-600-new-palm-trees and http://www.nbc-2.com/story/39474522/proposal-to-replace-hurricane-damaged-trees-in-cape-coral-costs-dollar500k

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