JoAnn Messina

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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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Bill Drafted to Target Dept of Transportation “Vegetation Management”

“That the general statutes be amended to require the Department of Transportation to manage vegetation along highways and railroad corridors to curtail unnecessary tree pruning and removal and to prohibit the use of clear cutting in lieu of vegetation management …” – DRAFT Bill 466 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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So What’s the Greenwich Tree Conservancy Done for You Lately?

Greenwich Tree Conservancy opposed the cutting down of trees by Eversource and developers, when for example, in January they protested against Eversource efforts to cut down healthy trees as part of their tree cutting program. They protested when there was a hearing on the cutting down of trees at Hamilton Avenue School. Continue Reading →

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