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For Tree Warden News and Updates
To be a subscriber to the Tree Warden Notify Me, you can sign up by subscribing to notify me on the Watertown Official Home Page.

Fall Tree Planting Season is here- See the Available Species List in the link below

Available Species List-Fall 2016

Tree Hearing Updates

A recent Tree Hearing was held on September 30, 2016 in the Watertown Administration Building, Philip Pane Lower Hearing Room at 11:30 am.

The Tree Hearing List for September 30, 2016 can be viewed by clicking on the link below. All written submissions for any item(s) on a Tree Hearing List is due in the Conservation Office no later than 10:30 am, or one hour prior to the actual hearing itself.

To view the minutes from the Tree Hearing held on September 30, 2016, please click on the link below.

Minutes from Tree Hearing held on September 30, 2016

Additional information on the next tree hearing will be posted to this web page and a notify me will be sent out to all subscribers when the date and tree list is available.

Summer and into the Fall of 2016:  Tree Care during this critical drought period

For important information on how to care for your trees during the current drought conditions please see these two important articles below.

Boston Globe-Metro West-August 10, 2016

Watertown Wicked Local-August 8, 2016

Arbor Day Activities-  Stay tuned for Arbor Day Activities for April of 2017

Please click on the link below to enjoy a video from Arbor Day 2016 which was held on April 28, 2016 at the Commanders Mansion on Talcott Ave.  The video is a courtesy of Watertown Cable Television Network.

Christopher J. Hayward, MCA Tree Warden

149 Main St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Ph: (617) 972-6426
Fx: (617) 972-6484
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Photos of Tree and Wires Situations
Poplar St tree grows over wire_thumb.JPG   Leader section from Town of Sudbury_thumb.JPG

Hardy Avenue Electrical Fire:
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