John Frey, Chairman
News and Events
2012 Winter Moth Update
Asian Longhorned Beetle alert: watch out for this insect! See "Pests" section at left.
Setback Tree Program:
- A setback tree is a tree planted by the Town at the
front of a homeowner's property, which is a private
tree but will function in part as a street tree.
- Trees being planted come from the Town Tree
Nursery. Twenty setback trees will be planted in the
spring and 20 more in the fall of 2012.
- Species available will vary with each season.
American Hophornbeam, American Smoke Tree,
Carolina Silverbell, Red Maple, River Birch, Sweetbay
Magnolia, and Tulip Tree are on the list of trees being
planted this spring. These or other species will be
offered in the fall of 2012.
- A homeowner can request a setback tree by sending
an e-mail to Chris Filadoro, Superintendent of Public
Grounds and providing him with his/her name, address,
phone number and e-mail address.
- Chris will forward the request to Committee member
Jewel Kuljian, who contacts residents in order of
request date. She meets with each homeowner to
discuss the possible site of a tree on the property,
explain and obtain the setback agreement form, and help
choose a specific tree from a list of species available
at that time.
- Currently there is a waiting list, but requests can still
be made to be kept for future years.
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.