Tree Committee

Welcome! The Lexington Tree Committee is dedicated to the protection, planting, and continued care of Lexington's trees and the enhancement of green spaces.

The Tree Committee has duties and responsibilities relative to the town Tree By-law. The Committee:

  • develops rules, regulations, tree inventory, manuals and other data, in conjunction with the Tree Warden,
  • permits the removal of certain trees on private property upon appeal, by an applicant,
  • educates the public to promote the purposes and intent of the Tree by-law, and
  • works to finds grants or other assistance for the preservation and maintenance of trees.

Committee Charge

Members: 7
Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Term: 3 years

The Tree Committee was established in October 2001 when the town Tree Bylaw came into effect. Recent activities include facilitating spring and fall setback tree planting, working with town to select appropriate trees for street locations, and more.

Tree City USA logoThe Committee helps sponsor Arbor Day celebrations every year at the end of April. Lexington is a many-year recipient of Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Committee has written and published a Tree Management Manual which contains useful information for residents, builders, and public employees.

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