2015-04-02 / Front Page

Planting for the Future



Citizen forester David Sklarz accepts a free tree from Newport Tree Society Executive Director Tina Dolen as the annual Specimen Tree Restoration Program gets underway. The innovative program aims to lessen the long-term impact of the decline in the heritage tree population, due to both age and disease, by giving away 65-75 large high quality trees to residents committed to their care. Newport’s tree canopy has diminished in recent years, as many of the beautiful specimens planted during the Gilded Age have come to the end of their natural lives. The program offers residents the opportunity to plant a lasting legacy for future generations, to support the urban forest. (Photo by Helen Papp) Citizen forester David Sklarz accepts a free tree from Newport Tree Society Executive Director Tina Dolen as the annual Specimen Tree Restoration Program gets underway. The innovative program aims to lessen the long-term impact of the decline in the heritage tree population, due to both age and disease, by giving away 65-75 large high quality trees to residents committed to their care. Newport’s tree canopy has diminished in recent years, as many of the beautiful specimens planted during the Gilded Age have come to the end of their natural lives. The program offers residents the opportunity to plant a lasting legacy for future generations, to support the urban forest. (Photo by Helen Papp)

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