Our Public Projects Department was hired by Groundwork Providence to build a large tree guard near the community swimming pool on Dexter Street. We were able to speed the project along by building the tree guard through Weld to Work 2.0, who ended up doing a fantastic job, and made an elegant and functional tree guard.
“This past spring, local organizations planted 13 trees and 32 decorative shrubs and grasses along Dexter Street in the West End neighborhood of Providence, between Potters Avenue and Cranston Street. This project is a demonstration of Nature At Work, a new effort being led by the The Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition to bring more green space to cities and use nature to clean, protect, and cool our neighborhoods.” Said the organization.
This project was funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health Climate Change Program, Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University, and the Providence Healthy Communities Office Health Equity Zone initiative. Partners also included: Groundwork Rhode Island, Clean Water Action Rhode Island, West Elmwood Housing Development Corporation, the City of Providence Public Works Dept and Department of Parks and Recreation Forestry Division, and the Steel Yard.
Groundwork Rhode Island (GWRI) will be maintaining the trees and plants over the first year after planting, and will be working with community partners to continue this maintenance over the long-term. GWRI job training participants and paid GroundCorp landscaping crew performed the installation, ongoing maintenance, and will continue additional installation this fall.