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This assessment focuses on describing urban tree canopy (UTC) within the Urban Development Boundary of Miami-Dade County, as defined by the Miami-Dade County Transportation Planning Organization (Figure 1). The area (intracoastal water areas excluded) encompasses approximately 1147 km2 (443 mi2). A combination of remote sensing and publicly available vector data was used to classify the following land cover classes: tree canopy/shrubs, grass, bare ground, wetland, water, building, street/railroad, other impervious surfaces, and cropland.


Funding for this assessment has been provided by the residents and civic leaders of Miami-Dade County. This assessment and other urban forestry efforts in Miami-Dade County would not be possible without the support of the Million Trees Miami initiative, which includes Neat Streets Miami and the Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department. Their continued leadership is essential to accomplishing community forestry goals. American Forests is pleased to support their efforts through its Community ReLeaf initiative.

Data available for download at

Surface Temperature in Degree Fahrenheit for the Urban Area in Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County Land Cover Map (2021)

Areal Statistics of Urban Tree Canopy for the Miami-Dade Urban Area 2020