Miami Beach Presents at the Inaugural Tree City of the World Conference

(Miami Beach, FL) Oct 30, 2020 -

Miami Beach was the only U.S. city invited to make a presentation Thursday at the inaugural two-day Tree City of the World Conference held virtually under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) along with the Arbor Day Foundation.

“This important honor recognizes the contribution Miami Beach has made — and continues to make — to the global struggle against sea level rise,” Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales said. “The presentation focused on the Miami Beach Urban Forestry Master Plan as an innovative approach to managing the risks of climate change through an expanded urban tree canopy.”

Miami Beach was also one of 200 communities around the globe to be designated as a Tree City of the World for its approach to managing trees and forests. Other cities to receive this honor included Washington D.C., New York City, Guadalajara, Campo Grande, Barranquilla, Milan, Paris and Auckland.

The virtual Tree Cities of the World Conference on Oct. 29-30 was intended to give cities an opportunity to share success stories, learn about global urban forestry initiatives and connect with peers.

Visit to view the Miami Beach presentation.