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Contaminated lot in Providence turned into nursery

Greenery will go to poorest areas

PROVIDENCE — A nonprofit that promotes urban ecology has transformed a contaminated lot in Providence into a nursery to grow trees that will help increase the tree cover in some of the city’s poorest and least green neighborhoods.

On Friday morning, Groundwork Providence marked the official opening in the city’s Elmwood section of the Hope Tree Nursery, an inviting green space amid a sea of red brick in an industrial area that housed metal manufacturers.

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