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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCES TREE MAINTENANCE PROGRAM IN THE WEST END AND ASYLUM HILL NEIGHBORHOODS

(October 2, 2015) Today, the Department of Public Works announced it will continue its Street Tree Maintenance Program in the City’s West End and Asylum Hill neighborhoods, from October 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  The program, run by City Forester Heather Dionne, started in the spring of 2014 in the Blue Hills neighborhood. Maintenance started earlier this year in the South End and Barry Square and should be completed this fall. Tree maintenance in remaining neighborhoods will be scheduled for next year. The goal is to implement a 3 to 5-year maintenance cycle.

“The purpose of the program is to improve the health and condition of the City’s street side trees, a natural resource that provides valuable shade, buffers noise and enhances the green appeal of properties. Routine maintenance beautifies the neighborhoods, and also lessens potential safety risks,” said City Forester Dionne.

The work is being performed by City employees and contractors and will include the removal of deadwood, low branches, and limbs that obstruct street lights, traffic signals, street signs, and sidewalks.  Any tree deemed hazardous by the City Forester will be posted for removal, and a tree that presents an imminent hazard may be immediately removed.  For additional information, contact the City Forester at (860) 757-0683 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank" style="color: purple; text-decoration: underline;">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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