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 (2) PUBLIC HEARINGS
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 Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s): 

    1. 131 Harvard St – Removal of 4.2” red maple due to private property development. Location will be replanted. 

    2. Main St at Bishop Allen Dr – Removal of 2 zelkovas (5.3” and 5.8”) due to canopy dieback and trunk wounding. 

    3. 33 Concord Ave – Removal of 28.2” sycamore due to wounding and cavity in trunk. Location will be replanted.

AND

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, Sections 3 and 4, a public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 at 5:30 pm at 147 Hampshire St, Cambridge, Mass., to consider the removal of the following public tree(s):

1. 350 Main St – Removal of 2.6” cherry tree due to fungus at base and street improvement project. Location will be replanted.

2. 60 Vassar St – Removal of 2 ginkgo trees (2.8” and 3.9”) due to private property development. 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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Dept of Public Works

147 Hampshire St
Cambridge MA 02139

Phone:617.349.4800
TDD:617.499.9924

Hours of Service

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