trees http://ripr.org en RI Tagging Trees Across The State Threatened By Invasive Insects http://ripr.org/post/ri-tagging-trees-across-state-threatened-invasive-insects <p>Hundreds of bright orange and yellow tags will be going up on trees across the state starting Monday to heighten awareness of invasive insects that devastate forests.</p><p></p><p>The biggest concerns are the Asian Longhorned Beetle and Emerald Ash Borer. That’s because those species have been found in Massachusetts and Connecticut.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:01:00 +0000 Catherine Welch 36592 at http://ripr.org RI Tagging Trees Across The State Threatened By Invasive Insects A Good Year For Rhode Island's Christmas Tree Growers http://ripr.org/post/good-year-rhode-islands-christmas-tree-growers <p>Rhode Island Christmas tree growers are reporting a profitable year.</p><p>There are about 50 Christmas tree growers in Rhode Island.</p><p></p><p>Eric Wat<span style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span><span id="cke_bm_297S" style="display: none;">&nbsp;</span>ne, president of the Rhode Island Christmas Tree Growers Association said it was his best year ever, with sales rising 20 percent over last year.</p> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 14:06:27 +0000 Flo Jonic 26751 at http://ripr.org A Good Year For Rhode Island's Christmas Tree Growers Newport Tree Society giving away free trees http://ripr.org/post/newport-tree-society-giving-away-free-trees <p>The Newport Tree Society has announced a program that will provide homeowners in Newport with trees.&nbsp;</p><p>Unlike previous programs, the “Specimen Tree Restoration Program” will provide trees free of cost.</p><p>Homeowners who receive trees will be asked to sign a contract promising to take care of the tree.</p><p>The Society hopes the program will serve as a model of urban forest management for other cities.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:51:40 +0000 John Bender 10298 at http://ripr.org