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Urban Eco-art: Live Oak
 Xavier Cortada, Live Oak, 2010.         
 Live Oak
Quercus virginiana

Description: This large, sprawling, picturesque tree provides large areas of deep, inviting shade.

Height: Typically 30-50 feet.
Light: Full sun.

Drought Tolerance: Moderate.

Wildlife and Ecology: Provides significant food and cover for wildlife. Larval host plant for several species of butterflies. Its acorns are eaten by birds and squirrels. Great horned owls and other birds nest among its branches. Host tree for "air plants".
 2004 - 2013


Xavier Cortada's participatory art practice is based at Florida International University.

FIU College of Architecture + The Arts

Xavier Cortada
FIU College of Architecture + The Arts
Miami Beach Urban Studios
420 Lincoln Road, Suite 440
Miami Beach, FL 33139

 Reclamation Project 



Native Flags

The Reclamation Project and Native Flags are participatory eco-art projects by FIU College of Architecture + The Arts Artist-in-Residence Xavier Cortada.  

In South Florida, they are presented in coordination with our project partners:

FIU Office of University Sustainabiity
MDC Earth Ethics Institute

Copyright 2006-2013 
Xavier Cortada