Somerville Young Tree Training Program 2022
In an effort to promote the health of the existing trees in the City of Somerville, the City has commenced a Young Tree Training Program (YTTP). This program focuses on pruning all of the young trees in the City on a three-year cycle. The first year of this program was completed in 2020. This YTTP contract focuses on pruning approximately one-third of the City’s approximately 2,500 young trees each year.
Why is this program important?
- The Pruning of trees at early stages will encourage their proper structure and growth habit.
- The facilitates the removal of objectionable limbs that threaten future health of trees and the safety of the public.
- Is easier and less costly to complete tree maintenance from now and it lowers the likelihood the tree will have catastrophic branch failure in the future.
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