Thanks to the combined efforts of the Arlington Tree Committee and the Town’s Forestry Division, Arlington received a $15,000 Urban & Community Forestry Challenge Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation for the creation of a Town-wide public street tree inventory covering roughly 100 miles of Town roads. The inventory was successfully completed the Summer of 2017.
The tree inventory collected data on the diameter, species, health (including pest infestations), and precise location of existing trees and potential tree planting sites. The inventory was performed by volunteers and paid interns and is available to the public. The data will be used to develop a forestry management plan for the Town’s public street trees.
“Having a complete inventory of public trees will be instrumental in a successful forestry management program and helps the Town maintain its Tree City USA status,” said DPW Director Michael Rademacher. “The plan will also assist the Town to spend the generous donation left by John F. MacEachern.”
A full inventory was undertaken the summer of 2017. Thank you to all the volunteers who helped map Arlington’s trees!
For additional information about the inventory, see the Tree Inventory section of this site.