Blackstone Parks Conservancy has contracted with Groundwork Providence, a non-profit that trains people for environmentally friendly landscaping jobs, to care for trees along the Boulevard.
This summer, Groundwork will weed, aerate, add wood chips, and mulch the tree beds that circle 265 trees.
Groundwork also will water about 100 trees every two weeks if less than 2 inches of rain have fallen during that period.
You are seeing your contributions and membership dues at work. For the 2012 growing season, the cost to Blackstone Parks Conservancy is:
Tree bed work: $4,988
Watering new trees:* $7,000
* $700 per watering, 2 x per month x 5 months, less if we have abundant rain.