Boston Parks Schedules Hearing on Warren St. Shade Tree, April 3

March 5, 2014
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In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 3, to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree at 78 Warren Street in Charlestown.

The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in the 3rd floor Conference Room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department located at 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, Roxbury.

The hearing will discuss an application to remove one gingko biloba tree measuring 10 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) at 78 Warren Street due to homeowner complaints over odor emanating from the tree’s fruit and vandalism from people climbing the tree to harvest it.  Residents have asked that the Parks Department replace the tree with a more traditional hardwood.

Public testimony will be taken at the hearing, or may be provided prior to the hearing in writing to the Tree Warden, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02118 or by emailing parks@boston.gov with “Charlestown Tree Hearing” in the subject line.

A final decision regarding the request will be made within two weeks of the hearing.