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Last updated: 01/19/2017 - 10:29am

Tree removal hearing

The Parks and Recreation Department is holding a hearing for tree removals in the Back Bay, Roxbury, and South Boston.

A final decision on the requests will be made within two weeks of the hearing.  For more information, please contact the Tree Warden at 617-635-7275.  

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. 10 a.m.: Request to remove three public shade trees at Massachusetts and Commonwealth Avenues in Back Bay

    The request is for the removal of three honey locust tree measuring 3, 5, and 7 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) in the vicinity of 83 – 87 Massachusetts Avenue as part of a construction project at the Eliot Hotel, 370 Commonwealth Avenue, Back Bay.

    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. You can also email parks@boston.gov with “Back Bay Tree Hearing” in the subject line.

  2. 10:30 a.m.: Request to remove one public shade tree at 19 Mount Pleasant Street in Roxbury

    The request is for the removal of one honey locust tree measuring 16 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to the construction of two new homes at 19 and 21 Mount Pleasant Street.

    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. You can also email parks@boston.gov with “Roxbury Tree Hearing” in the subject line. 

  3. 11 a.m.: Request to remove one public shade tree at 586 East Third Street in South Boston

    The request is for the removal of one Norway maple tree measuring 13 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to a proposed curb cut at 586 East Third Street.

    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. You can also email parks@boston.gov with “South Boston Tree Hearing” in the subject line.