Current Committee Members
Lexington's Tree Bylaw
Tree Management Manual
Commemorative Tree Program
Questions & Answers
Tree Committee Report
Tree Planting Activity
Tree Talk Articles
Send email to the Committee
News and Events
Request a Street Tree or Setback Tree:
Fall 2015 Tree Planting Program
2012 Winter Moth Update
Asian Longhorned Beetle alert: watch out for this insect!
Tree Planting: 122 new trees were planted on public land, including street trees, park trees, and trees on school grounds and in cemeteries in 2010, and 102 new trees in 2011.
Committee usually meets second Thursday of each month.
See the Public Meetings Calendar for meeting postings and agendas
The Tree Committee has duties and responsibilities relative to the 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.
Appointed by: Board of Selectmen
Term: 3 years
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 was established in October 2001 when a town Tree Bylaw
came into effect.
Recent activities include the formation of a Friends of Trees group, which organizes the Commemorative Tree purchase program, bittersweet eradication projects, and more.
April 2007 marked the beginning and installation of the tree nursery for the town, managed by the DPW and the Tree Committee, on conservation land.
The Committee helps sponsor Arbor Day Celebrations -- Lexington is a many-year recipient of “Tree City USA” status from the Arbor Day Foundation.
The Committee wrote and published a Tree Management Manual
which contains useful information for residents, builders, and public employees.