Work is complete and chipping now is underway.
The maintenance of shade trees and other vegetation on state roads and highways falls within Connecticut General Statute 13a The statute grants the Commissioner of Transportation the authority to cut, remove or prune any tree, shrub or other vegetation located within the highway right-of- way, whenever necessary, for the safe convenient travel by the public.
May 22, Connecticut utilities and others looking to take down dead trees are employing large numbers of tree-cutting operations in an effort to protect power lines and poles from falling trees. Laws and Regulations Regarding Connecticut Trees. Below are a few of the key state laws pertaining to trees. For the complete listing of laws and regulations relating to trees, please see the Compilation of Connecticut's Tree Laws. Department of Transportation (DOT) CGS Section 13a Removal of trees along state highways.
A Connecticut Department of Transportation tree maintenance crew clears trees along Route 2 in Colchester in this archive photo.
CGS § 13a allows the Department of Transportation (DOT) to cut, remove, or prune any tree or vegetation within the limits of a state highway so far as this is reasonably needed for safe and convenient travel on the highway. May 11, On Thursday night the state decided to take a new approach to its controversial “tree trimming” after the October snowstorm. Now it will cut back on cutting down.
If Author: Ilana Gold. Jan 29, Falling trees and limbs that took out power lines are most often cited for the outages, and the upshot has been a rush by utilities, the state Department of Estimated Reading Time: 7 mins.
Sep 20, The effort has drawn the attention of a couple of conservation-minded parkway admirers but the DOT maintains that taking down potentially hazardous trees is necessary for safety treeclear.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Jan 23, The DOT received extra money to hire contractors to clear trees along the highways.
“These are the main arteries” Nursick said. “We need to have the main arteries open before, during and after major weather events.” He noted there are million trees in Connecticut. “It’s a.