Newport to inventory its public tree population
NEWPORT, R.I.—The city of Newport has been awarded a $20,000 grant that will be used to make a detailed record of its public tree population.
The Newport Tree Society says the inventory will cover an estimated 4,500 public trees and planting sites in the city. It will be done by the Davey Resource Group and the Newport Division of Forestry. Surveyors will catalog such things as tree species, diameter, condition, number of stems and any maintenance needs.
Scott Wheeler, the Tree and Parks supervisor, says the new inventory will allow the city to see how much progress it's made in diversifying its tree population since its last inventory in 1992.
The grant is from the Helen Walker Raleigh Tree Care Trust Fund.