Trees Destin Update
To date approximately 40 Palms have been planted of which 20 are beautiful “Sylvester” Palms planted near the entrance. Fourteen of these were purchased by the Association with 7 purchased by tax free donations by members to Trees Destin. In addition, Twenty “Sabal” Palms were planted along the Destin Pointe curve from tax free donations from members.
Sponsor a tree and get in on the next planting!
If you were not at the annual HIIA owner’s meeting in January, below is the information that was presented. We are extremely excited about this project. Holiday Isle Improvement Association will be planting 14 Sylvester Date Palms starting at the entrance sign continuing to the Moreno stop sign on both sides of Gulf Shore Drive. We will also be up lighting each of the palms. The attached rendering shows both day and night.
Trees Destin, a non-profit corporation, will be accepting donations for additional palms to be planted along Gulf Shore Drive (rendering attached).
We have received donations for an additional 6 Sylvester Date Palms and 10 Sable Palms. Remember these donations are tax-deductible. In order to receive a full truck of palms (to decrease the cost of freight) we need a final count for the first plantings by the first of next week.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to honor a love one and provide a significant impact on Holiday Isle by providing a canopy for the streets and sidewalks, adding aesthetic value, adding a sense of pride, providing a calming effect to slow traffic, add security with up lighting. With these tax deductible donations we can achieve what otherwise would take years to accomplish.
Please take the time to look at the attached flyer and photos. Please contact the Holiday Isle office at 850-837-4753 if you have any questions and also to let us know how many trees you are donating. Please make your check payable to Trees Destin and mail to Holiday Isle Improvement Association, P.O. Box 5467, Destin, FL 32540.
Improving the island one tree at a time!!!
Plant a Tree to Honor a Loved One
Trees Destin has partnered with The Holiday Isle Improvement Association to create an Honor Tree Program for the residents of Holiday Isle. Trees Destin, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit founded in January 2015. Our Mission Statement: “Trees Destin is dedicated to improving Destin’s tree canopy and enhancing Destin’s beauty through planting, conservation and education.” Within the first year of its founding and through tax deductible donations, Trees Destin has planted 23 trees at the Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts Village, the Main St. median from Hwy. 98 to Airport Rd. and Destin Middle School.
HIIA has reached out to Trees Destin to explore possible ways we can partner to dramatically improve the beauty of Holiday Isle by planting trees along Gulf Shore Dr. The following has been proposed:
- “Plant a Tree to Honor a Loved One”, program through Trees Destin. This idea is a win, win, win, win! 1. The donor (you!) gets a tree planted in honor or memory of a loved one and a tax deductible donation. 2. Holiday Isle receives enhanced beauty. 3. The City of Destin receives enhanced beauty without expense to the taxpayer. 4. Trees Destin receives increased awareness among Destin’s citizens, thus increasing future donations and planting of more trees!
- The beautification plan is as follows: A. Creating a “Grand Entry” to Holiday Isle by lining large Date Palms along both sides of Gulf Shore Dr. from the entrance walls to Moreno Dr., similar to Alys Beach. This dramatic upgrade will give our residents and guests the feeling that they have entered a very special and upscale resort community. (Increased property values and rental rates). B. Lining the remainder of Gulf Shore Dr. with Sabal Palms spaced at relatively short intervals similar to Frangista Beach.
How do I get involved and honor a loved one?
Platinum Level: $3,000: 1 Sylvester Date Palm 14 ft. clear trunk (include short script for honoree plaque i.e. “In honor of….”, With love to….”, Life’s a Beach!)
Green level: $300: 1 Sabal Palm 14-18 ft. clear trunk (include short script for honoree)
Donations can be made by going to treesdestin.com and click the donate button or checks can be made to Trees Destin and mailed to HIIA PO Box 5467 Destin, FL 32541 Questions?? Call Trees Destin at 850-462-3703 or the Holiday Isle office at 850-837-4753 Great gift idea!!