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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.
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.
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)
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
- Regulations of the Tree Warden (PDF)
- Public Tree Pruning Request Form (PDF)
- Public Tree Planting Request Form (PDF)
- Public Tree Removal Request Form (PDF)
- Trees available for planting in Watertown (PDF)
- Spring Tree Care Tips (PDF)
- Mulch - Proper Placement (PDF)
- About the Asian Longhorned Beetle (PDF)
- Tree Planting Care and Fact Sheet (PDF)