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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.  

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, March 10th, 2015 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 

  1. 305 Webster Ave – Removal of 3 trees - 2 Norway maples (8.4” and 6.5” DBH) on Webster Ave and 1 pear (17” DBH) on Columbia St side of address due to private property development. Location will be replanted.
  2. 316 Western Ave (on Montague) - Removal of 33.1” tuliptree due to decay at base of trunk. 

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:


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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139


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