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Tree Hearing Scheduled for January 7


12/27/2013

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Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s):

1. 238 Main St – Removal of 3 pear trees (9.6”, 11.6”, and 13.6”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement project. Location will be replanted.

2. 1 Cambridge Center (on Main St) – Removal of 5 pear trees (13”, 13.2”, 12.9”, 7.7”, and 6.3”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement project. Location will be replanted.

3. 3 Cambridge Center (on Main St) – Removal of 6 pear trees (6.3”, 5.7”, 8.7”, 15.6”, 13.8”, and 15.3”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement project. Location will be replanted.

4. 326 Main St – Removal of 2 pear trees (15.8” and 17.1”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement project. Location will be replanted.

5. 336 Main St – Removal of 2 pear trees (13” and 15.8”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement projects. Location will be replanted.

6. 355 Main St – Removal of 7 pear trees (15.5”, 11.6”, 8.8”, 7.7”, 8”, 9”, and 8.1”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement project. Location will be replanted.

7. 400 Main St – Removal of 2 pear trees (16.8” and 17.9”) due to structural issues and streetscape improvement project. Location will be replanted.

8. 321 Western Ave – Removal of 29.5” pin oak due to fungus and decay at base of trunk. Location will be replanted.

9. 278 Huron Avenue (on Blakeslee) – Removal of 12.4” Norway maple due to wounding at base of trunk and structural issue in canopy. Location will be replanted.

10. 15 Gurney Street – Removal of 17” Norway maple due to large wound at base of trunk.

11. 38-40 Granville Road (on Vassal) – Removal of 20.5” Norway maple due to structural issues along trunk and canopy.

12. 271 Huron Avenue (on Vassal) – Removal of 10.5” sugar maple due to canopy issues and wound along trunk.

13. 62-64 Granville Road - Removal of 2 Norway maples (30.1” and 24.4”) due to structural issues along trunk and canopy.

14. 11 Vassal Lane – Removal of 24” Norway maple due to wound at base of trunk and structural issues in canopy.

15. 17 Leonard Ave – Removal of 10.9” Norway maple due to structural issues along trunk and canopy. Location will be replanted.

16. 142 Garden St – Removal of 17.8 Norway maple due to canopy dieback. Location will be replanted.

17. 27 Willard St – Removal of 27” Norway maple due to canopy dieback. Location will be replanted.

18. 406 Franklin St – Removal of 16.5” linden due to poor structural condition.

19. 143 Hampshire Street – Removal of 9.7” linden due to poor structural condition. Location will be replanted.

The tree(s) identified above have been posted for public inspection. Any objections to their removal must be submitted in writing to the City Arborist, prior to or during the hearing. The mailing address for the City Arborist is Department of Public Works, City of Cambridge, 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139; phone: 617-349-6433 email: cambridgetree@cambridgema.gov

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