Plantation at Heritage Oaks is an inviting neighborhood offering homes with plenty of space and outdoor options, located conveniently close to downtown Tallahassee for dining, entertainment, and shopping options. If you want to see amazing historic trees in Tallahassee be sure to read this guide. We put this guide together with the help of Tallahassee Tree Service you can visit their website here.
Assisted living facilities offer an intermediate level of care to seniors that need help with daily activities but do not require 24×7 skilled nursing services, like those provided in nursing homes. Heritage Oaks of Tallahassee is a Christian assisted Living community located on 4501 Shannon Lakes Drive West and can offer assistance.
Trees in Tallahassee’s Historic Neighborhoods
Less than one mile from FSU’s Bragg Stadium lies a tiny neighborhood of shotgun houses shaded by old oaks. Here, residents have become incensed over plans for two City projects that would clear this area of its heritage trees and cause widespread destruction.
The City of Tallahassee’s local designation process aims to protect historic properties from inappropriate modifications and encourage rehabilitation work that adheres to preservation standards. Once designated, permit fees, development review fees, annual fees and rehabilitation-related charges may be waived by the City.
The Dueling Oak (Quercus virginiana) stands firmly in the center of Old Magnolia Road near High Road and draws its name from code duello – an era when disagreements were settled quickly through hand-to-hand duels to preserve honor and protect oneself against injustice.
Trees in Tallahassee’s Canopy Roads
People typically associate Florida with palm trees lining sandy beaches or massive southern live oaks covered with Spanish moss. But Tallahassee stands out as more than that – our state capital features nine official canopy roads offering 78 miles of shaded drives!
The Canopy Road Policy of both city and county aims to preserve the picturesque beauty of these roadways by assuring any land within 100 feet of their centerline receives special protection. Furthermore, other roadways may also be designated canopy roads if their processes are followed correctly and landowners along these corridors agree to take part in voluntary landscape practices along them.
Take note of how well-maintained canopy roads appear on public properties, such as Miccosukee Greenway and Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, then assess how they’re maintained locally in your community. If any roads require attention or improvements, now may be the time for action!
Trees in Tallahassee’s Park Avenue Chain of Parks
Following the 1843 fire which devastated much of Tallahassee, early Tallahasseeans quickly realized the significance of urban forestry and established Florida’s first urban tree canopy. Doug Burnette and Gaines Street Parks still stand as remnants from this initial 200-foot wide clearing which encompassed Tallahassee when first established as a city.
Park Avenue Chain of Parks encompasses seven parks located along Park Avenue. Genevieve Randolph Park was named in honor of Genevieve Randolph, leader of the Ladies Town Improvement Society from 1891, featuring an old live oak forest, rose peace garden and open green spaces.
Tallahassee Park offers an ideal place for an evening stroll – one of the most romantic things to do in Tallahassee! Lined with live oak trees adorned with lights, its fairytale atmosphere provides a romantic ambiance – no surprise many proposals and engagements have taken place here!
Trees in Tallahassee’s College Campuses
Tallahassee’s college campuses are famous for their beautiful oak trees. One reason is they provide shade that protects students and faculty from hot sun rays; shade also reduces temperatures on paved surfaces under which people walk; asphalt surfaces can reach temperatures as much as 50degF warmer than air temperature, while concrete may rise by approximately 25degF compared with air temperatures.
These services provide FSU students, faculty and staff with high value services that enhance the campus atmosphere while further academic productivity. However, perhaps their greatest contribution lies in adding beauty to our capital city landscapes.
There are five large live oaks located between Landis and Gilchrist Halls on Jefferson Street that have an important place in FSU history: they’re known as the George Washington Memorial Trees and were planted in his honor to commemorate his birthday celebration by students and members of FSU faculty – these trees still display their original plaques today!