Tree Hearing Notices

Tree removal occurs when tress are dead, dying, diseased, or hazardous. Public trees are protected by Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87 and the City of Cambridge Tree Ordinance. The removal of a healthy public tree requires an advertised public hearing. If a tree is declared by a Tree Warden to be an immediate hazard to the public, a hearing is not required.

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC TREE HEARING

Removal of Public Shade Trees
City of Cambridge, Department of Public Works

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at the DPW Main Conference Room at 147 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s):

  1. 344 Broadway – Removal of 2 lindens (3.8” & 3.9”) for streetscape improvements. Location will be replanted.

**Please note an earlier version of the notice referenced removal for ADA. Street trees are not being proposed for removal in the public way due to ADA, but to facilitate the installation of sand based structural soil under the sidewalk, which will improve the long-term growth and viability of trees at this location.

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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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

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Monday: 8:30am-8pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30am-5pm
Friday: 8:30am-12pm