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Mayor announces tree inventory

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  Mayor Carlo DeMaria recently announced that the City of Everett has partnered with PlanIT Geo – Urban Forestry Consulting + Software Powerhouse – to inventory more than 8,100 trees in the city. Through the inventory process, each tree has been or will be numbered, pictured, identified by type and listed by address. Additionally, a certified arborist will determine the condition of each of the trees.

  During the next few weeks, the Department of Public Works will be removing trees throughout the community that are rotted and dead. Once all those trees are removed, they will be replaced with young, healthy and vibrant trees. In the unusual situation where a tree is located under a power transformer or near power lines or water lines, then the tree will be relocated to the closest possible position.

  During the next five years, the DPW will be removing the oldest and most damaged trees. These trees will be replaced with a wide variety of trees ranging from Callery pear to Eastern cottonwood. Through this endeavor, the city’s dead trees will be eliminated and upwards of 150 trees per year will be replaced. While in this process, the City of Everett will ensure that all new trees are tracked in its new central database. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Everett’s conservation agent, Thomas Philbin, at Tom.Philbin@ci.everett.ma.us.

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