The deadline for the next round of Providence Neighborhood Planting Program street tree grants is rapidly approaching. Applications must be postmarked or received by June 2, 2007 to be considered for a neighborhood planting for Fall 2007.
Over 6000 Providence residents have taken advantage of the Neighborhood Planting Program, a private organization which award groups of Providence residents with 5-20 trees on their street, providing they participate in the planting and take on the responsibility of the young trees’ care. The City of Providence is a partner in the PNPP and matches the cost of the street trees and the preparation of the granted locations.
Each December and June the program gets as many as 45 applications from residents and neighborhood groups for street trees. A strong application is one where there are at least five households involved (including children,) with consecutive plantings along one street (ie., not a “one here, one there” planting spread across several streets,) and where the residents are willing to participate in the aftercare necessary to keep street trees healthy.