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Providence Neighborhood Planting Program’s 2022 planting program aimed to foster community leadership without burdening neighbors with the responsibility of tree maintenance. To do so, the organization pivoted from their traditional planting model – providing free trees at neighbors’ request – and proactively built community leadership into the planting design and decision making process while offering wrap-around tree care services. They used American Forests’ Rhode
Island Tree Equity Score Analyzer (TESA) to support communication at each phase of their strategy.

Providence Neighborhood Planting Program

This project was funded by the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service’s 2022 Urban Forest Resilience grant in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Division of Agriculture and Forest Environment

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