Providence, RI (March 3, 2009)- The Providence Neighborhood Planting Program (PNPP) is a street tree planting and maintenance partnership between the Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Endowment, the City of Providence and the residents of Providence. Since 1988, The Mary Elizabeth Sharpe Street Tree Endowment has matched Providence Parks Department funds to provide sidewalk preparation, new soil, trees, and tree delivery at no cost to Providence residents who apply and receive a Neighborhood Street Tree Planting Award.
At a grassroots level, PNPP has co-funded the planting of nearly 7,000 street trees through the efforts of over 620 neighborhood groups. They have begun increasing Providence’s urban canopy, which decreased significantly from 1907 to 1988, the year the organization was founded. On average, they plant 400 to 450 trees per year.
For more information, visit Providence Neighborhood Planting Program.