Town of Northborough
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
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 Northborough Tree Warden will hold a Public Hearing regarding an application from National Grid to remove or prune public shade trees on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall, 63 Main Street, Conference Room B, Northborough, 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 five (5) town trees for removal along town roads. Town trees located within the public way that are designated for removal have been posted with a notice of public hearing in the field. The roads with town trees affected by the program are Allen Street and Maple 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 work proposed, is available weekdays from the Town Hall, Library and Highway Department during normal business hours.