Decision – a Tree Warden’s decision is made within two weeks of the hearing.
Charges – you pay for the tree removal.
Additional fees – “$300 per inch of diameter of tree”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it illegal to cut down a birch tree in Massachusetts?
You can prune the tree’s branches and roots, but you can’t cut it down or kill it. This is known as the “Massachusetts Rule.” Damages are calculated based on either the market worth of the timber or the cost of replacing the trees. Replacement cost usually necessitates the expertise of a professional arborist.
How do I cut down a big tree next to my house?
Tie a rope around the branch when chopping huge branches that could fall and damage your house. Then, at ground level, wrap the other end around another tree trunk. Unwrap the rope around the tree trunk and slowly lower the enormous branch to the ground with the help of one or more other employees.
Is tree removal in Boston cheaper in winter?
In most circumstances, tree removal is less expensive in the winter, but for Boston City Hall, located in Massachusetts with latitude and longitude, it would depend on how harsh your winters are. Colder weather in the Northern states reduces demand for tree services, increasing competition and lowering rates.
Are some trees in Boston City, Massachusetts endangered?
Yes, unfortunately, there are two endangered tree species, as well as one threatened species. The two endangered species are the Bulrush Bulrush, Northeastern (Scirpus ancistrochaetus) and the Gerardia, sandplain (Agalinis acuta). The threatened species is Pogonia, small whorled (Isotria medeoloides). The Dutch Elm Disease is the most serious threat to native trees in Boston.
Can my neighbour force me to cut down a tree on my property in Boston?
No, not in Boston and Massachusetts as a whole. According to the Shiel v. Rowell decision: If a tree is healthy, a property owner is not required to tear it down or trim it to appease a neighbor. If branches or roots breach a property line, the neighbors have the option of cutting them themselves.
Is it illegal to Cut Down Trees on My Own Property
No, removing a tree on your own property is not illegal if the tree is not protected by the city. Every city and county has a Tree Protection Ordinance, which is a set of regulations/laws governing tree removal.
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