Historic Old Northeast Neighborhood Association

HONNA was founded in 1974 to promote, preserve, and protect quality of life in our unique corner of the world.

Friday, January 19, is Florida Arbor Day

The Old Northeast’s Wonderful Tree Canopy

Trees are an important part of our neighborhood, so much so that they are recognized in our Neighborhood Plan. Our streets and avenues are lined with trees that create a peaceful, aesthetically-pleasing environment. Trees increase our quality of life by bringing natural elements and wildlife habitats into our community. We gather under the cool shade they provide during outdoor activities with family and friends, and they provide welcome shade when we walk our dogs and exercise outdoors.

  HONNA supports our appreciation of the importance of the neighborhood’s tree canopy with an annual tree planting program. Neighbors Frank and LeaAnn Biafora contacted HONNA last spring to inquire about the program as they were interested in having a shade tree planted in the parkway in front of their home. They were so pleased with the Eagleston holly planted by the Association that they opted to purchase a second tree. The Association usually selects oaks or elms to enhance the neighborhood’s tree canopy, but in this case overhead wires dictated a smaller tree. The only program requirement of residents is that they follow watering instructions to keep the trees healthy while getting established. If you are interested in participating in HONNA’s tree planting program, please e-mail Carol Kline (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).