Greenwich Tree Conservancy

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DUNSON: CT DOT Must Reduce Noise Pollution with I-95 Improvement Project

“CTDOT treat trees like obstacles to be removed rather than assets to be maintained – assets which provide noise abatement as well as reduce flooding, sequester carbon dioxide, reduce cross winds (particularly important for vans and trucks), and moderate heat among many important benefits that these wooded roadside corridors provide.” – Cheryl Dunson, President, Greenwich Tree Conservancy Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Tree Conservancy Urges DOT to Work with Town on Tree Removal and Re-Planting Plan

“Greenwich is the Gateway to Connecticut. CTDOT has a responsibility to do no further harm, to mitigate the damage that has been done, and to work with the Town of Greenwich and other community stakeholders.” – JoAnn Messina and Francia Alvarez Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Tree Conservancy Responds to Metro North Clear-Cutting in Riverside

“This is a continuation of clear-cutting that occurred along exits 3-4 and now to 5-6. This clear-cutting policy, reportedly to protect the
catenary poles and tracks from falling trees, has devastating effects on communities. These “safety” policies have created other issues by eliminating the existing benefits of these wooded corridors for possible risk.” – Greenwich Tree Conservancy Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Tree Conservancy: Private property owners can protect their trees from extensive pruning, unwanted removal by Eversource

While Eversource has a guideline to clear ground to sky and 8 feet from the lines (UPZ) as they do in many towns, this is not Greenwich’s policy. Nor can Eversource automatically take the tree down if it is not a public safety issue. They often say it’s a safety issue but they are speaking of safety to their lines, not safety to the public. Continue Reading →

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Zoom Meeting Draws Eager Support for Town Trees Marked for Removal

During a hearing run by the town tree warden, residents questioned why when DPW installed sidewalks and granite curbs on Sunshine Ave they installed a guardrail and paved a 21-inch sidewalk between the rail and a 50-inch caliper White Oak tree and then asked the tree warden to remove the tree to make a wider sidewalk. Continue Reading →

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