Here’s an invitation from our friendly City Forester.

Please join City Forester Doug Still on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 from 7:00-8:30 pm as he presents the results of the 2006 street tree inventory.


Brown University, MacMillan Hall, room 115. Located at the corner of George and Thayer Streets, enter from Manning Walk.

Trees Are Vital

City trees make our neighborhoods cleaner, healthier, and better places to live and work. They absorb and capture air pollutants, lower summer temperatures, and offer beauty to soften the edges of our built environment. In short, trees better our public health.

The Providence Tree Tally

In the spring and summer of 2006, 96 volunteers and 3 interns counted and recorded information on all of the city’s street trees, including species, size, location, condition, and other factors. Come learn what the final tree count is, what tree species can be found along our streets, and the general condition of our trees. Learn what actual environmental benefits our trees provide – for example, how much pollution is absorbed by our urban forest, how much carbon is stored, and the effects our trees have on building energy use and carbon dioxide emissions – calculated using the latest techniques developed by the U.S. Forest Service (STRATUM).

Volunteers Made It Happen

All volunteers who participated in the Tree Tally will be recognized, with a few special awards to be presented.