Why Citizen Foresters?

Young and newly planted trees require care in order to survive and thrive. Approximately 600 or more new trees are planted each year along the City’s streets and in its parks, and while City tree crews do all they can to keep up with the maintenance of our urban forest, the young trees often do not get the optimal amount of care and attention in the first 3 – 5 years of growth, a critical stage in their development.

Through the Providence Neighborhood Planting Program and other urban/environmental networks, a robust community of dedicated and engaged advocates for our city “treescape” already exists. The City Forester Program will allow this community to grow and engage further in our City’s forestry program and the urban forest in general.

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