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Forestry

50 Skyline Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
Phone: (508) 799-1300, Fax: (508) 799-1293

Forestry shall provide for the maintenance and the management of all City-owned street and park trees in a cost effective manner. This is accomplished by providing effective leadership and services to the taxpayers and local agencies. This shall include planting, trimming, removing dead/dying trees and stump grinding when funded, inspecting suspect trees, conducting public tree hearings (M.G.L. Chapter 87) and providing storm clean-up of all public tree damage (street, park and cemetery) during the fiscal year.

Forestry shall also secure and manage any contracts related to services associated with all trees and stumps in the city. Forestry will expand the use of the newly implemented street tree management and GIS software system to manage this important natural resource. Additionally, Forestry shall work as a collaborative partner with the USDA and Commonwealth DCR on the eradication of the Asian Longhorned Beetle.

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