Hallandale Beach, Florida, USA


The City of Hallandale Beach is located within Broward County, Florida (Figure 1). The City is approximately 4.5 square miles or 2,811 total acres of which 2,556 is land. Across the city, trees along streets, in parks, yards, and natural areas constitute a valuable urban and community forest. The primary goal of this assessment was to provide a baseline and benchmark of the City’s tree canopy and interpret the results across a range of geographic boundaries and identify planting sites around the City. This data will help to guide the City in utilizing the possible planting space and planting sites identified to achieve the 35% canopy goal by 2040.



This assessment focused on measuring tree canopy coverage in Hallandale Beach. Results are presented for the citywide boundary in order to provide the most usable and impactful information. Land cover results indicated that in 2019, the city of Hallandale Beach contained 13% urban tree canopy (or 356 of the city’s 2,811 urban total acres); 23% noncanopy vegetation (639 acres); 1% soil/dry vegetation (16 acres); 55% impervious (1,545 acres); and 9% water (254 acres). Urban tree canopy (UTC) and Possible planting area (PPA) results are based on land area which is equal to the total area minus water area (2,811 – 254 = 2,556 acres). UTC cover was 13% (356 acres), 21% (543 acres) was suitable for future tree plantings, and 65% (1,657 acres) was unsuitable due to its current land use or other constraint. 

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This study assessed UTC and PPA at multiple geographic scales in order to provide actionable information to a diverse range of audiences. By identifying what resources and opportunities exist at these scales, the city can be more proactive in their approach to protect and expand their urban tree canopy. Metrics were generated at the following geographies: the citywide boundary (1); rightof-way (1); CRA and non-CRA boundary (2); future land use (15); census block groups (22); and parcels (7,019).


The results of this analysis can be used to develop a continuing strategy to protect and expand the urban forest in Hallandale Beach. The UTC and PPA metrics can be used as a guide to determine where the city has been successful in protecting and expanding its urban forest resource, while also targeting areas to concentrate future efforts based on needs, benefits, and available planting space. Hallandale Beach can use these results to ensure that their urban forest policies and management practices continue to prioritize its maintenance, health, and growth.

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Urban Tree Canopy Assessment, Hallandale Beach, Florida


Possible Planting Area


Current Urban Tree Canopy

35% by 2040

Urban Tree Canopy Goal