The Roots of Greenscape
In 1975, joined by their desire to improve the Jacksonville landscape, a small group of citizens began the not-for-profit organization Greenscape of Jacksonville, Inc. The first project focused on the downtown area. Cooperating with the City of Jacksonville through the Jacksonville Downtown Development Authority, Greenscape planted 250 commemorative trees along downtown sidewalks.
- 280 green ash trees along five miles of Roosevelt Boulevard (US 17), from McDuff Avenue to Timuquana Road.
- 312 live oaks, dogwoods and crape myrtles along Riverside and St. Johns Avenues, Herschel and Park Streets.
- Significant plantings of Bradford pear trees and crape myrtles along San Marco Boulevard and Hendricks Avenue.
- More than 40 trees planted along the Atlantic Boulevard median between Gay and Arletha.
- 2007 - Trees Florida Outstanding Tree Advocacy Group Award
- 2006 - Alliance for Community Trees/Home Depot Foundation NeighborWoods Award
- 2001 - Excellence in Outcome Achievement Award City of Jacksonville
Board of Directors
Past Board President
- Mr. and Mrs. Edward L. Baker
- J. F. and Peggy Bryan
- Fidelity Information Services, Inc.
- Jacksonville Port Authority
Notable Past Projects
- Atlantic Blvd./Mayport Rd. to Third St.
- Acosta Bridge
- Gator Bowl
- Heckscher Drive