Newport offers subsidized tree planting programs for as low as $85 to residents interested in sponsoring street trees in the public right-of-way, or setback up to 20′ on private property.
Please note that the City's tree planting program for 2020 is now complete. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org in the fall of 2020 for Spring 2021 opportunities.
Commit to caring for a young tree and the City of Newport will provide one at wholesale cost and plant it for you! (Tree must be situated within 20 feet of a public roadside).
The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, in November 2008, published the manual titled, “Tree Owner’s Manual for the Northeastern and Midwestern United States”. This manual provides helpful information on choosing, planting, and caring for your tree. View Manual
Please utilize the contact information above to request tree maintenance such as pruning or the removal of dead trees.
Per ordinance a permit is required for a private party to plant, prune, remove or excavate, within the drip line of any public tree, per (ord.12.36.120) Permit Application
Scott Wheeler, Tree Warden
43 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5300 (M-F 8:30 am - 4:30 pm)
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