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Greenscape Hosts Sold-Out Root Ball

Greenscape Hosts Sold-Out Root Ball

Greenscape of Jacksonville feted a sold-out crowd of supporters at its Root Ball 2024 gala. Held May 4 at The Garden Club of Jacksonville, against the backdrop of the St. Johns River, the event raised funds for the organization’s programming and celebrated another successful planting season. Attendees sipped mint juleps beneath the live oaks before […]

Youth and Greenscape team up for Columbus Park

Youth and Greenscape team up for Columbus Park

In July, Greenscape hosted a service project for St. Mark’s Episcopal Youth for Christ youth group. Rising 5th and 6th graders braved the summer’s heat to provide care and maintenance for trees in Columbus Park, a pocket park on Iroquois Avenue in Ortega.    The park has been stewarded by Ortega Forest resident Harrison Conyers […]

Greenscape co-founders named 2022 Outstanding Tree Advocates for the state of Florida

Greenscape co-founders named 2022 Outstanding Tree Advocates for the state of Florida

Susan Fisher Davis and the late Ann Baker co-founded Greenscape in 1975 after becoming concerned about the lack of trees being saved or incorporated into fast-developing Jacksonville.  They raised private funds to plant 200 trees in the city’s downtown, where the tree canopy had been almost entirely replaced with concrete.  Finding enthusiastic public interest, they […]

Boone Park continues to flourish, friends group leads the way

Boone Park continues to flourish, friends group leads the way

One of the most iconic parks in Riverside and Avondale is Boone Park, otherwise known to locals at Boone’s Park, for its sprawling oaks, pine stands and magnolias, not to mention, its Kompan playgrounds and ample parking. On Feb. 12, a day dubbed, Love Boone Park South Day, included a cleanup, adopt-a-tree planting and other […]

Greenscape and Tree Commission partner for shaded escapes at Equestrian Center

Greenscape and Tree Commission partner for shaded escapes at Equestrian Center

The Jacksonville Equestrian Center is home to 101 newly planted trees thanks to Greenscape and the Jacksonville Tree Commission. The Sycamore, Sabal Palm, Live Oak, Bald Cypress, Red Cedar, and Winged Elm trees will provide shade for the horses and visitors while helping clean the air. The cedar trees have been planted in low-lying areas […]

Families turn out to adopt Boone Park trees

Families turn out to  adopt Boone Park trees

The Friends of Boone Park South, JEA, Greenscape and a large group of area residents gathered forces at the park Feb. 8 to clean up the park and help it become more densely forested. Boone Park South is the 10-acre portion of the 28-acre park between St. Johns Avenue and Herschel Street. Families signed up […]

FDOT to plant native greenery along Hart Expressway

FDOT to plant native greenery along Hart Expressway

Conceptual plans for the Hart Expressway landscaping project received an overwhelmingly positive response from those who attended the Florida Department of Trans-portation’s (FDOT) July 18 public meeting at the Northeast Florida Safety Council.  Members of the project and design teams were on hand to answer questions and take feedback on the estimated $1 million project, […]

Greenscape gives away trees to keep Jacksonville green, beautiful

Greenscape gives away trees to keep Jacksonville green, beautiful

Greenscape of Jacksonville held its third annual Arbor Day Festival and Greenscape Tree Giveaway April 6 at Jessie Ball duPont Park under the Treaty Oak. The family-focused fundraising event recognized Jacksonville’s official Arbor Day. It was sponsored by Live Oak Contracting, JEA and International Papers. Activities included children’s arts and crafts and educational talks on […]

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