Free Trees From RI DEM

The Department of Environmental Management will be giving away 1,000 trees this fall to Rhode Islanders through the Energy-Saving Trees Program. The program offers five species from which to choose: trident maple, river birch, willow oak, dawn redwood, and (seen here) sweetgum, Liquidambar styraciflua. Sweetgum typically grows to 60-80’ (less frequently to 120’) tall with […]

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JDA Tree Planting

(4.9) The Jewelry District Association (JDA) is calling for volunteers who aren’t afraid to get their hands a little dirty in service to neighborhood beautification and climate change mitigation. (Help naturalist Jane Goodall reach her goal of planting a trillion trees by 2030.) Trees give us oxygen, stabilize the soil, provide shade, and store CO₂.

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Spring Tree Giveaway Starts

The Arbor Day Foundation is partnering with the state to provide residents with trees for planting strategically around your home for environmental impact and energy savings. And beauty. Registration opens on Friday, March 25, and is required to reserve a tree. Recipients must be Rhode Island residents. Supplies go fast, so early registration is recommended.

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Free Trees — Sign Up Starting Tuesday

The Department of Environmental Management (DEM), in partnership with the RI Tree Council, RI Nursery and Landscape Association, and the Arbor Day Foundation, is providing 1,200 free trees to Rhode Island homeowners this fall. Three easy steps: 1. Sign up at, and map out your house by using the interactive mapping tool. 2. Select

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We’re Here, We’re Deciduous, Get Used To It

Sure, the maples will spread their limbs for anyone* but to tarnish the entire forest canopy? Sir, you offend me. Like most Rhode Islanders I get really excited when the state gets mentioned on the TV (global warming is going to be huge for us, iceberg-wise) and last night we made David Letterman’s Top Ten

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Environmental Films At Knight Memorial Library

Providence Community Library, the Friends of Knight Memorial Library and Trees 2020 are excited to present two free environmentally-themed films tonight at the Knight Memorial Library, starting at 6pm. The Man Who Planted Trees (30 minutes animated) This film tells the story of a shepherd who repairs the ruined ecosystem of a secluded valley by

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Meeting 5pm Today — Lippitt Park Tree Removal

There are certain people who believe that you can replace 40-year-old trees. . . tomorrow. And according to this morning’s Providence Journal, Mayor David Cicilline is one of those people. Kudos to the neighbors who immediately got on the horn to City Hall and the ProJo, and managed to halt the recent wholesale tree-cutting at

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Whattup on Arlington Avenue?

Are we cool with this?  I am always suspicious when Brown University starts making alterations to the landscape.  Why are they cutting down perfectly healthy trees on Arlington Avenue?  Is this to give residents a better view of the eye-poaching Kleig lights that go nova for sporting events? Do they have evil designs on this

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