What does the Forestry Division do....

The Forestry Division is responsible for the maintenance of trees on public grounds and within the public right-of-way along streets and easements.

The Forestry Division will prune and remove hazardous trees when necessary and replant where appropriate.

Forestry Division also maintains the Compost Center on Strout Avenue.


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  1. How do I determine if a tree in front of my house belongs to me or the Town of Reading?
  2. Who do I call in an emergency if a tree or large limb falls from a Town tree?
  3. Does the Town have a spray program for gypsy or winter moth?
  4. What can I do about tree roots pushing up the sidewalk?
  5. I'm tired of raking leaves and cleaning gutters. Why doesn't the Town do something about its trees?
  6. Will the DPW plant a tree in front of my house?
  7. Will the DPW trim or remove the tree in front of my house?

Contact the Department of Public Works at (781) 942-9092 Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.