Colee Hammock is on of the most desirable neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale, having originally gotten its name from an actual hammock —a closed-canopy ecosystem of tropical hardwood trees. It was named in the city’s early days for James Louis Colee, a civil engineer who purchased land in the area of 1891. In a nod to the hammock, the emblem of Colee Hammock features a live oak tree. A Broward County ordinance, in effect since 2000, preserves and enhances this natural environment, by protecting indigenous trees from being removed and helps to maintain a healthy and sustainable landscape.

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