National Grid Seeking Permission to Remove or Prune Nine Trees in Stoughton
A Public Hearing regarding the matter will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the DPW headquarters on Central St.
The following is a notice of a public hearing from the Town of Stoughton:
In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws (MGL), Chapter 87, Public Shade Tree Law, Section 3 (Cutting of Public Shade Trees; Hearing; Damages), the Town of Stoughton Tree Warden will hold a Public Hearing regarding an application from National Grid to remove or prune public shade trees on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the Stoughton Public Works Building, 950 Central Street, Stoughton, MA.
Any person interested or wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.
The program included a tree-by-tree hazard assessment of public and private trees, along the main three-phase lines which serve the community. The work is recommended to remove hazard trees and prune for additional clearance in order to reduce tree outage problems affecting large numbers of customers served by these main lines.
National Grid’s arborists have identified seven (7) town-owned trees for removal along town roads, and two (2) town trees for pruning.
Town trees located within the public way that are designated for removal or pruning have been posted with a notice of public hearing in the field.
The roads with town-owned trees affected by the program are Central Street and Island Street.
A complete list of town trees designated for removal or pruning including information about the location, size and species of the affected trees and the reason for removal or pruning, is available weekdays from Town Hall, Library and DPW during normal business hours or on the town website at www.stoughton.org.
Lawrence J. Barrett, Tree Warden