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Rhode Island Tree Equity Funding, Financing and Policy Guide

This Guide provides information on making the case for trees, current urban forestry funding and policy mechanisms in Rhode Island, nationally utilized urban forestry funding and policy mechanisms, RI specific recommendations, as well as state and federal resources.


American Forests, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

This RI Tree Equity Funding, Financing, and Policy Guide assists the state, municipalities, and non-profit organizations of Rhode Island, particularly communities with low tree canopy coverage as identified through American Forests’ Tree Equity Score Analyzer (TESA) tool, in identifying funding, financing, and policy mechanisms to further tree planting, maintenance, and preservation goals. While this Guide provides mechanisms with national relevance, recommendations are made specifically with Rhode Island in mind, ultimately providing a national model for determining locally specific urban forestry funding and policy opportunities.

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