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Shade Tree Committee / Tree Warden
Contact TypeContact Information
Contact:
Chair
Address:
Town Hall

Haydenville, MA 01039
Phone:
413-268-7979
Fax:
Alternate Phone:
Alternate Phone:
Meetings:
"Third Tuesday of every month
7:00 PM Town Hall"
 
Link to Page
Member
Name
Anne Bussler
John Kuzeja, Jr.
Osa Flory
Vacancy
Vacancy
Duties & Responsibilities

The Tree Committee completes three or four tree surveys a year.  We drive around town and evaluate town trees that have been brought to our attention as possibly being hazardous. Through a point system, we determine the likelihood of a tree failing in the near future. We use this information to prioritize tree removal.  A town tree is defined as any tree within the town right-of-way.  Often that is within 25 feet of the center of the road. A stonewall or property pin can take precedence for determining a town tree.

        Another important part of our work is tree replacement.  The committee feels that it is just as necessary to replace trees that have to be removed.  We will be looking for places to replant trees this spring.  Contact a tree committee member if you have a good idea for location.

        The committee is also concerned about actions by well meaning citizens that may endanger town trees.  These include piling mulch around the base of a tree, called mulch volcanoes. Cutting down town trees to install a driveway or enlarging a yard is also against state law.  Sometimes these actions are taken to improve the health of a tree such as trimming dead branches.  Please contact the tree committee if you have any questions.


 
Town of WIlliamsburg 141 Main St., P.O. Box 447, Haydenville, MA 01039-0447 PH: (413) 268-8400 Fax: (413) 268-8409