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2012 – WRNI – Newport’s Aging Trees

Flo Jonic interviews Newport Tree & Parks Supervisor Scott Wheeler and arborists Reggie Chaney and Chris Fletcher regarding the urgent problem of the mounting loss of Newport’s renowned European Beeches and other specimen trees. According to Scott Wheeler, 30% of Newport’s specimen beeches have passed over the last four years, causing a drastic negative impact on our streetscapes.

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New England's first citywide arboretum is a special project of The Newport Tree Society of Newport, Rhode Island.