COMPOST WILL OPEN ON SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 2014 AND HOURS WILL BE FRIDAYS, FROM 9 TO NOON AND 3 TO 6
AND SATURDAYS FROM 9-NOON AND 1-3
CURBSIDE LEAF PICK UP WILL BE THE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15TH AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6th, 2014
NO PLASTIC BAGS PLEASE. LEAVES SHOULD BE IN BARRELS OR IN PAPER BAGS
The DPW maintains publicly owned trees. This includes trees located along streets, pathways, parks and public grounds. There are approximately 2600 public shade trees in Winthrop. During the spring, summer and fall months the Tree Department trims and removes trees 3 days a week. The remainder of the week is associated with branch drop off and chipping activities. It is the DPW's policy that only dead or high risk trees are removed. The work is generally scheduled based on the condition of the tree and the date of the request for service. A list of requested tree work is logged at the DPW. Requests can be made by calling the Tree Warden at 617 846 1341.
Tree Planting and Donations
Unfortunately budget cuts have resulted in no available funding for tree planting over the last several years. The Town's Tree Committee is actively persuing donations to replenish what has been lost during this period. A donation can be for general tree purchases or can be for a specific tree and location. Over the last few seasons the DPW has planted a few trees in Thornton Park and several other Town streets, where residents have made arrangements for tree purchases. All labor and equipment is provided by the Town. The cost of a tree depends largely on size and species but generally ranges between $200 and $500. Please contact the Tree Warden or any member of the Town's Tree Committee if you are interested in making a donation. The DPW policy has been that donations can be made in any amount in the name of Northeast Nursery for the
purchase of trees. The Town of Winthrop is working with North East Nursery in http://www.northeastnursery.com/plants/adoptatree.html
Department of Public Works at 617-846-1341 for more information.