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Tree Removal Request Application

  1. Landowners must obtain prior permission from the Conservation Commission before work of any kind (e.g. tree or brush removal or trimming, vegetation removal or cutting, lawn expansion, soil grading and construction) is conducted in a Wetland Resource Area, 25-foot No Disturb Zone (NDZ), Buffer Zone, Riverfront Area, or Conservation Restriction.

  2. Process to Request Approval

    1. Use the following form to describe:

    • the trees proposed for removal
    • the mitigation plan

    2. You will be asked below to upload a sketch map indicating the location of the proposed trees for removal and the Jurisdictional Area (i.e., Wetland Resource Area, 25-foot NDZ, Buffer Zone, Riverfront Area or Conservation Restriction).

    3. After submitting this form, flag the trees proposed for removal in preparation for a site visit from a member from the Conservation Office. Staff will reach out within one week of receiving this application. You do not need to be present for the site visit.

    4. Do not proceed with the tree removal until the Conservation Office has issued approval for the tree removal.

    Questions may be directed to the Conservation Office at 781-786-5068 or conservation@westonma.gov

  3. Removal in Jurisdictional Area*

    In which of the following areas are you requesting to remove trees? Find the following corresponding section to add details.

  4. Tree Removal Details in a Wetland Resource Area or 25-Foot NDZ

    Please provide an answer for the nine questions below, if the proposed work falls within this jurisdictional area.

  5. Tree Removal Details in the 100-foot Buffer Zone but Outside the 25-Foot NDZ or in Riverfront Area

    Please provide an answer for the nine questions below, if the proposed work falls within this jurisdictional area.

  6. Tree Removal Details in a Conservation Restriction Area

    Please provide an answer for the nine questions below, if the proposed work falls within this jurisdictional area.

  7. Sketch Map and Mitigation Plans

    Below, you will be asked to upload a sketch map of the trees proposed for removal in the jurisdictional area. The sketch must show the following:

    1. Location of existing Wetland Resource Areas, 25' NDZ, 100-foot Buffer Zone, Riverfront Area, Conservation Restriction (if any), house, trees, and other relevant features;
    2. Location of proposed trees to be cut (numbered in a way that can be cross-referenced with the Tree Removal Request form); and
    3. Location where proposed mitigation trees or shrubs (if required) will be planted.

    You can access a map of the property on the Town's MapsOnline GIS Program. A MapsOnline User Guide (PDF) is available to help acquaint yourself with the program..

    You will also be asked to upload a mitigation plan for a proposed tree removal, if required due to size or location.

  8. Follow the directions above before uploading the sketch map of the proposed location of tree removal.

  9. Mitigation Plan Required*
  10. Upload the completed Tree/Shrub Replacement Form (located above).
  11. Waiver Request

    I would like to request a waiver for any required mitigation planting due to the following reason:

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