City of Newport Tree Planting Program

Applications are available for the City of Newport’s Forestry Division’s annual spring tree planting program.   The Division will be providing several varieties of trees at wholesale cost and they will plant the tree for any resident.  Residents in neighborhoods that lack significant tree cover can improve home values and quality of life by participating in the city tree planting program.

The trees have arrived and are here waiting for new homes.   They range in size from 6 -10 feet tall.  Trees can be planted on public property or setback up to 20 feet onto private property.   The City of Newport will provide and plant the trees at the wholesale cost of $75 for a bare root tree.   Drip irrigation bags are available for an additional $10.  The retail cost to buy a similar tree could be as high as $200, and the cost to have a tree installed and guaranteed by a contractor could be as high as $500.

Six verities of various size and shape tree will be available.  They include Purple Prince Crabapple, October Glory Red Maple, Urban Sunset Maple, Emerald Ave Hornbeam, Halka Honey Locust and Expresso Kentucky Coffee Tree.  Quantities are limited, so reserve your tree today. Planting has begun!

Applications are available online at http://www.cityofnewport.com/departments/public-services/buildings-and-grounds. For additional information contact Carol Bowman at 401-845-5804 or by e-mail at cbowman@cityofnewport.com