Tree Preservation Study Committee

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Committee members:

  • Priya Howell
  • Heather Kaas
  • Katie McBrine
  • Rebecca Mullaley
  • Ben Smith

About the Tree Preservation Study Committee

Article 27 of Annual Town Meeting 2020 created the Tree Preservation Study Committee for the purpose of considering the need for a new tree preservation By-law or to otherwise modify existing Town By-laws to encourage the preservation and protection of trees. 

The Study Committee shall report the results of its review to the Board of Selectmen and if the committee wishes to recommend a new Tree Preservation By-law, or an amendment to existing Town By-laws for said purpose, and prepare an Article in time to present to the Board of Selectmen to request inclusion of the Article into the 2021 Annual Town Meeting Warrant pursuant to Town of Hingham General By-laws Article 2,  Section 7, if feasible, or, if further consideration is necessary, to prepare an Article for the 2022 Annual Town Meeting.  

The Study Committee consists of a chairperson and four additional members appointed by the Board of Selectmen.