P E T E R A. SE L L E R S
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR | D P W
P A U L G. BARDEN
DEPUTY DIRECTOR | D P W
DAN S. NAU
DIRECTOR | HIGHWAY & SANITATION
Dear Resident ,
This letter is intended to notify you of the trees that are in decline within the Doe Skin Hill
community and is specifically in regards to trees located in the medians on the following
roads : Carter Drive, Woodstock Drive, and Mountain View Drive.
A significant portion of these tree s are Eastern White Pine s and are particularly susceptible
to the drought conditions that we have had in recent years. This factor, combined with the
medians size in relation to the trees ’ nutritional needs as they've grown, has led to a
competition for resources. These conditions have caused rapid decline, severe stress, and
die back in some trees.
The area has been surveyed and all trees that are hazardous have been marked for removal ,
which will also aid in a reduction of resource competition . The remaining trees are currently
in good health, will be monitored for signs of decline in the future. Only the trees marked
are to be removed, since they currently pose a hazard.
A “ hazard tree ” , by definition, is a tree with one or more structural
defect (s) that are within
Striking distance of people or property (a target ). Hazard trees have the potential to cause
property damage, personal injury, or fatality in the event of a failure.
The median that has been most affected by this decline is located along Woodstock Drive in
between houses #1,5,7 and 8. Every tree in this island will need to be removed. We will
selectively replant here in the fall with a hardy and drought tolerant species to replace the
loss of vegetation and improve upon the green space in our community.
Work is scheduled for the week of September 10th, weather permitting.
Please contact the Highway Division at 508 -532-6030 or see the Town website for more
information regarding this notice.
Tree Warden and Supervisor | Highway Division