Landscape is valuable component to any city. When properly designed, installed, and maintained landscaping adds identity, character, and value to our community. Selection of plant material is critical when designing for aesthetics, water efficiency, and safety.
We are committed to maintaining and increasing the overall aesthetic and environmental quality of our public, commercial and non-residential properties. The City's Landscape Inspector performs development for new construction projects and annually inspect properties for compliance with approved plans to ensure that vegetation has not been lost due to natural disaster or poor maintenance.
The City's Landscape professionals work with the community to improve deficiencies in the landscape as well as aide in plant placement and selection. We continuously strive to keep Pembroke Pines a place that our residents and business owners can be proud of.
On February 4, 2015 the City Commission adopted revisions to the City's Landscape Code. Prior to this amendment, the City's landscape code was divided into two separate code sections one for requirements (Chapter 153) and the other for maintenance (Chapter 98). This organization often created confusion for residents and landscape professionals alike; so staff worked with the City Commission as well as the City's Advisory Boards to rewrite the Code.
Highlights of the Code revision include the following:
1. A simplified Code with all landscape items included in one chapter (153).
2. Mitigation provisions were included to allow staff to work with non conforming properties.
3. Stronger penalties for tree abusers.
4. Enhancement of the landscape plan review requirements.
5. Modifications to development standard to ensure the right tree is being placed in the right location.
The Code of Ordinances can be viewed online at American Legal Publishing .
Providing more than just aesthetic value, landscape increases the value of the built environment by providing oxygen, improving air quality, conserving water, providing shade, reduce pollution and supporting wildlife.
The Pembroke Pines City Commission supports increasing the tree canopy throughout the City and is proud to be certified as a Tree City USA. In 2009, in accordance with the Broward League of Cities, Pembroke Pines passed a resolution to increase tree canopy by 30% by the year 2030.
For more information about landscaping please call the Planning and Economic Development Department at 954-392-2100.