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The Informational Meeting was Held- Additional Tree Removals-City of Cambridge

On January 17, 2018, there was an informational meeting held from 6:30- 8:30 PM, by the City of Cambridge Water Department who is planning to remove five (5) more trees along the Cambridge Aqueduct, which approximately follows the Linear Path.

The trees to be removed are near Waverley Ave. and Summer St.

The complete meeting notice and link to photographs of the trees and locations, appears in the link below.

City of Cambridge Stony Brook Conduit Informational Meeting Notice. (PDF)

A presentation was given at the informational meeting by the staff of the Cambridge Water Department. To view the presentation on the Conduit Assessment Program that was given at the meeting on January 17, 2018, please click on the link below.

City of Cambridge Stony Brook Conduit Assessment Program -January 17, 2018 Meeting Presentation (PDF)

Tree Hearing Updates

Any written submissions regarding any of the item(s) on this Tree Hearing List are due in the Conservation Office no later than 10:30 am on the morning of the hearing, one hour prior to the actual hearing itself. All written submissions will be taken to the tree hearing and read into the record by the Tree Warden.

Tree Care during critical drought periods

Last year, Watertown was in a drought period during the summer months and drought conditions call different ways of prioritizing how you use your water in the green spaces around your home. Although we are out of the drought period here in Watertown, for information on how to care for your trees during drought conditions please see these two important articles below.
Boston Globe-Metro West-August 10, 2016 (PDF)

Watertown Wicked Local-August 8, 2016 (PDF)

Arbor Day Activities

Please click on the link below to enjoy a video from Arbor Day 2018, which was held on April 26th at the Commanders Mansion on Talcott Ave. The video is a courtesy of Watertown Cable Television Network. 

Check back soon for details about Arbor Day 2020 celebrations!

Resources & Information

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Photos of Tree and Wires Situations

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Tree and Wire

Hardy Avenue Electrical Fire

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