Purpose of the TREE CommitteeThe Tree Replacement, Establishment, and Enhancement (TREE) Committee facilitates and encourages the long-term health of Chelmsford's public trees. The TREE Committee is charged with developing and administering a comprehensive tree management program to guide the Town and the Committee's activities. Such activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Facilitating and encouraging the long-term health of Chelmsford's public trees and promoting native tree species;
- Performing tree surveys, inventories, and evaluations;
- Creating manuals or guidance for planting, maintaining, and removing trees from streets, parks, and other designated public places;
- Developing best management practices for urban forestry and silvicultural work;
- Working in conjunction with the Tree Warden to seek grants or other assistance concerning the preservation and maintenance of trees in Town; and
- Performing public education and coordination with civic groups to promote Arbor Day and other special events related to public trees.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesThe duties and responsibilities of the Committee include:
- Writing and updating an annual community forestry work plan;
- Advising the Town Manager in matters related to the care and management of Town-owned properties that contain public trees;
- Advising the Board of Selectmen, Department of Public Works, Conservation Commission, and other local organizations on projects and activities involving public trees in Town;
- Advising the Tree Warden on planting, maintaining, and removing trees from streets, parks, and other appropriate places; and
- Engaging in projects and activities that promote sustainable forestry and the long-term health of public trees in Town, including programs and community events.
MembersFor a list of committee members please view our elected & appointed officials page.
General Plant Information
Good Tree selection
Proper Tree Planting
Public Tree Issues