About Native Flags

Native FlagsMiami artist Xavier Cortada created this urban reforestation eco-artproject  to help restore native habitats for plants and animals in urban areas. Participating residents are asked to plant a native tree alongside the green project flag in their front yard and state:
“I hereby reclaim this land for nature.”

The project’s conspicuous green flags serve as a catalyst for conversations with neighbors, who will be encouraged to join the effort and help rebuild  their native tree canopy one yard at a time.

Ideally, as they watch each tree grow,  their interest in the environment will also grow.

Native Flags 2009 exhibit at Martin County Cultural Courthouse Center,