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 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 was held on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 

        1. 164 Hampshire St – Removal of 12.6” ash tree due to wounding along trunk. Location will be replanted 
        2. 186 Hampshire St – Removal of 10” ash tree due to wounding along trunk. Location will be replanted. 
        3. 359 Cambridge St – Removal of 5.7” ash tree due to structural issues and wounding along trunk. Location will be replanted. 
        4. 1360 Cambridge St – Removal of 8.6” ash tree due to structural issues. Location will be replanted. 
        5. 55 Otis St (on Third St) – Removal of 2 ash trees (9.7” and 10.5”) due to canopy dieback. Location will be replanted. 
        6. 149 Windsor St – Removal of 11.5” ash tree due to wounding along branches. Location will be replanted. 
        7. Columbia St (at Washington St) – Removal of 2 ash trees (12.2” and 13.4”) due to wounding along trunk. Location will be replanted. 
        8. Opposite 64 Prospect St – Removal of 10.8” ash tree due to canopy dieback and wounding along trunk. 
        9. Opposite 74 Prospect St – Removal of 2 ash trees (4.5” and 5”) due to structural issues. 
        10. Opposite 80 Prospect St – Removal of 12.1” ash tree due to wounding at base of trunk. 
        11. 102 Prospect St – Removal of 7.5” ash tree due to canopy dieback. Location will be replanted. 
        12. 114 Prospect St – Removal of 9.5” ash tree due to structural issues. 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

The next Public Tree Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 24th:

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing was held on Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 

    1. 23 Lexington Ave – Removal of 7” Norway maple tree due to structural issues. Location will be replanted.
    2. 65 Lexington Ave – Removal of 6” ash tree due to structural issues.  Location will be replanted.
    3. 76 Fayerweather St – Removal of 20” elm tree due to structural issues.  Location will be replanted.
    4. 231 Brookline St – Removal of 8.9” ash tree due to wounding along trunk.  Location will be replanted.
    5. 257 Sidney St – Removal of 7.1” ash tree due to storm damage.
    6. 515 Putnam Ave – Removal of 8.5” ash tree due to wounding along trunk.  Location will be replanted.
    7. 33 Glenwood – Removal of 18.1” ash tree due to cavity in trunk.  Location will be replanted.
    8. 32 Glenwood – Removal of 18.8” ash tree due to cavity in trunk.  Location will be replanted.
    9. 180 Magazine (on Glenwood) – Removal of 20.2” ash tree due to wounding along trunk. Location will be replanted.
    10. 156 River St – Removal of 11.5” ash tree due to wounding along trunk.  Location will be replanted.
    11. 122 Kinnaird St – Removal of 7.3” ash tree due to structural issues.
    12. 6 Ash St (on Brattle St) – Removal of 2 ash trees (8.1” and 10.2”) due to wounding along trunk and canopy dieback.  Locations 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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Dept of Public Works

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Phone:617.349.4800
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