The Boston Parks and Recreation Department will hold a public hearing next month to discuss the proposed removal of one public shade tree on Warren Street in Charlestown.
Officials will discuss an application to remove the plant, a gingko biloba tree, which measures 10 inches diameter at breast height (dbh) at 78 Warrent St. in Charlestown.
The application comes as a result of homeowner complaints over the odor emanating from the tree's fruit and vandalism from people climbing the tree to harvest it. Moreover, residents have asked the Boston Parks Department to replace the tree with a more traditional hardwood, according to a statement by the Parks Department.
The hearing, to be held by the city's Tree Warden, is set for Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. in the third floor conference room of the Boston Parks and Recreation Department on Massachusetts Avenue in Roxbury.
Public input will be heard at the hearing, and those interested can submit comments in writing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with "Charlestown Tree Hearing" in the subject line or by mailing a letter to the following address:
Boston Parks and Recreation Department
1010 Massachusetts Ave., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02118
A final decision regarding the request is expected to be made within two weeks after the hearing. For more information, contact the Tree Warden at 617-635-7275.