Sunday, October 21, 2012
The work is expected to start in late December.
Westborough and state officials this week will walk the public through tree management planned for three conservation properties early this winter. Most of the trees planned for removal from the Bowman West area of Sandra Pond by a tree harvesting company are "diseased and damaged," conservation commission Chairman Andy Koenigsberg says. The other two sites are "a wedge between Upton Road and the Mass Pike" and “a little spit of land bordered by the reservoir on one side and Upton Road on the other,” and south of Minuteman Park, Koenigsberg says. The Westborough Department of Public Works is spearheading the project and is expected to have someone available to answer questions at a public information session at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Forbes …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
When complete, an estimated 3,000 trees will be removed from the forest surrounding the reservoir.
No problems have been encountered during tree harvesting at Sandra Pond, according to Assistant Town Planner Derek Saari. The project started in mid December and is expected to remove about 3,000 trees from the forested area around the reservoir by the end of the month. “At this point, I would say we’re 60 to 70 percent done,” Saari told Westborough Patch. “I only wish the weather was a little colder,” he said, explaining that frozen ground is better than wet ground for the massive amount of equipment that navigates the forest for this project. The harvesting will cover an estimated 90 acres of land, removing dead, diseased and fallen trees. The trees include red pine, white pine, oak and spruce. The goal is to scatter the growth cycles …
Monday, December 19, 2011
It may not be controversial yet, but one resident thinks that the plan will draw fire.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- MaryJo Kurtz
Monday, December 19, 2011
The view around the Sandra Pond Reservoir is about to change. Forest cutting is scheduled to begin this week and continue into the Spring, according to a plan outlined by Assistant Town Planner and Conservation Officer Derek Saari to the Board of Selectmen on Dec. 13. The purpose of the plan is to stagger the growth of trees around the reservoir. In order to put the forested area on a staggered growing schedule, dead and dying trees will be removed to make way for new tree growth, Saari explained. Saari told the selectmen that the project has been in the planning stages since 2003. In March, bidding on tree removal was opened and a contractor, Forward Enterprises owned by Paul Davis of Oakham, was selected when bidding closed at the end …