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Natural Awakenings Greater Boston - Rhode Island

The PVD Tree Plan Seeks Community Input

April 29, 2022 marks the 150th anniversary of National ArborDay, yet tree planting goes far beyond this one holiday, and one of the most exciting initiatives being launched in Rhode Island is the PVD Tree Plan.

This is a city-wide effort led by BIPOC residents living in Providence neighborhoods with few trees. Central to planning is a community survey to assess the needs, ideas and priorities of the people most impacted by tree inequity. By interacting with and learning from the city’s residents, the PVD Tree Plan will form a vision and action plan for creating a resilient urban forest that equitably distributes the critical infrastructure of trees to all residents.

To learn more, take the survey or get more involved, visit