WELCOME to the website for Trees for Watertown, Watertown's volunteer citizen tree advocacy group!
Trees for Watertown's mission is to care for our community and environment, by
• promoting the planting and preservation of shade trees • serving as an educational resource as to the beauty, value, and requirements of trees • collaborating with town departments, local, regional and national organizations, and the public to support a healthy urban forest in Watertown, Massachusetts.
The Successful Tree Planting Initiative is a series of articles from the Massachusetts Urban & Community Forestry Program detailing how to improve urban shade tree survival. (Quick summary: plant them right!)
Here are links to these hugely informative articles.
TFW is publishing a series of articles in the Watertown Tab & Press. These give quick, easy-to-read information about best practices for urban home landscapes. You can link to the published articles here:
If you observe construction or pruning activities that you feel may be damaging public shade trees, CONTACT THE TREE WARDEN AND YOUR TOWN COUNCILOR IMMEDIATELY.
This includes utility pruning. See below for an example of the pruning protocol NSTAR subscribes to. For email or text message announcements about public shade tree hearings or utility pruning schedules, go to Watertown's NOTIFY ME website and select Tree Warden.