Parks Department Announces Beacon Hill Virtual Tree Removal Hearing

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 87, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a virtual public hearing on Thursday, September 3, at 10:30 a.m. on a request to remove six public shade trees at 11 – 45 Bowdoin Street on Beacon Hill. 

The request is for the removal of six honey locust trees measuring between 2 and 14 inches dbh (diameter at breast height) due to replacement of a 16-inch water main by the Boston Water & Sewer Commission.

The hearing will be held by the City of Boston’s Tree Warden (or designee).  Please note that due to the current pandemic the hearing will be a virtual meeting via ZOOM.  Written comments or questions may be submitted to [email protected] prior to the hearing.  The information for the ZOOM hearing is as follows:

To participate by computer:

To participate by phone:

Number: 1-312-626-6799 or 1-646-558-8656

Webinar ID: 884 2930 5965

Public testimony will be taken, or may be provided prior to the hearing in writing to the Tree Warden, Boston Parks and Recreation Department, 1010 Massachusetts Avenue, 3rd floor, Roxbury, MA 02118 or by emailing [email protected] with “Beacon Hill Tree Hearing” in the subject line. 

A final decision regarding the request will be made within two weeks of the hearing.  For further information, please contact the Tree Warden at (617) 635-7275. 

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