Tree Preservation and Planting for Complete Streets Development

Trees contribute to the quality of life in our communities, as do capital projects for walking and cycling. But projects can harm trees, reducing their value. Preserving trees during projects enhances their value to communities. To develop guidance documentation that can be used by MassDOT’s engineers, planners, and landscape architects, as well as consulting arborists, for preliminary corridor tree-health evaluation and general impact analysis. Guidance will also include soil area planting requirements for new trees, as well as best management practices for soil protection during construction.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116
  • Managing Organizations:

    Massachusetts Department of Transportation

    10 Park Plaza
    Boston, MA  United States  02116
  • Project Managers:

    Batchelor, George

    Schlenker, Andrew

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    Amherst, MA  United States  01003
  • Principal Investigators:

    Kane, Brian

    Mahoney, Delia

  • Start Date: 20220401
  • Expected Completion Date: 20240531
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01844759
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 5 2022 3:01PM