Above: Eldredge third graders from Mrs. Ratigan’s class stand with members of the EG Tree Council before a newly planted sugar maple tree Oct. 2.
Including one at Eldredge
The East Greenwich Tree Council added nine trees to the town’s tree canopy in September and early October, in collaboration with the Town of East Greenwich. We planted trees on Hemlock Drive, Balsam Drive, Sylvan Drive, Graham Way, Red Oak Drive and on First Avenue in front of Eldredge Elementary.
EG Tree Council is an all-volunteer group that works with the town to identify spots for street (and near-street) trees – sometimes it’s to replace a tree that’s come down, or just a good spot for a tree. What makes a good spot? Enough permeable soil so its roots will have room to spread out and enough room above ground for the tree, at maturity, to be able to spread its limbs and not interfere with power lines or structures. All that is asked of a homeowner is to water the tree 5 gallons a week for the first two years starting in April and going into November.
Submitted by the EG Tree Council