Since the year 2000, hundreds of public trees have been cut down in Wethersfield.

These include majestic oaks, maples and other varieties. They were felled for a variety of reasons. Almost no new trees have been planted in their place. That’s sad. The notion of the tree-lined street has defined our town since Colonial days. The ever-growing loss is hurting us.

Chester Bulkley House, 1830, Wethersfield, CT, Photo credit Jennifer Emmer

Chester Bulkley House, 1830, Wethersfield, CT

Speak up!

  1. Tell our council we want street trees.
  2. Urge your neighbors to plant trees in their private yards.
  3. Insist that the public stock be well-tended.
  4. This approach costs little.

What we have now essentially is a policy of little maintenance.

In part, this is what causes the need for rampant cut-downs. That approach wastes money. It costs a lot to cut down large specimens. Plus, it leaves the town increasingly barren. It flies in the face of “going green”.

What will Wethersfield look like in twenty years, if this pace of felling keeps up?

For a list of recent-year removals go to the Removals page.