Restoring EG’s ‘Urban Forest’ Starts Saturday

by | May 15, 2014


On Saturday, a crabapple tree will be planted on either side of the center circle.

There’s a new tree group in town and they are going to be planting trees, starting with two this Saturday in front of the police station on First Avenue.

The idea is to start rejuvenating East Greenwich’s “urban forest” – yes, that’s what it’s called! Look up, especially in the Hill & Harbour district, and you’ll notice lots of sad-looking trees or bare spaces where trees used to be.

The East Greenwich Tree Committee was established to rectify that. Together with help from the Cindy-Wood Garden Club and under the umbrella of the Main Street Association, the EGTC will hold a belated Arbor Day tree planting on Saturday, May 17, at 4 p.m. in front of the police station.

If you’d like to join the EGTC or have a suggestion for where a tree/s are needed, contact [email protected] (that’s me – I’m on the tree committee!). 


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