Dunedin to name official city tree, flower and bird
The Dunedin City Commission on Thursday will consider a request to name the southern magnolia the official city tree, the magnolia bloom the official flower and the osprey the city bird.
The bauhinia was named the official city tree back in 1968, but Environmental Quality Committee members in 2009 questioned the designation because it’s not a native species.
City staff researched and, after discussions with a half-dozen citizen advisory and other interested groups, is recommending a change to the southern magnolia as well as the designation of an official flower and bird.
The only dissension, city documents show, is a suggestion from the Bay Bouquet Garden Club that the black-eyed susan be named Dunedin’s flower.